S. Group aim to create educational opportunities with beanies, coffee

Black and white beanies took over some Launceston cafes on Wednesday, and it had nothing to do with the Collingwood Football Club. 

Creative enterprise S. Group is raising money for its pay-as-you feel Bangin’ Beanie Initiative with the help of Amelia’s Espresso, Flick the Bean, Alberto’s, Inside Cafe and Mabella and Boy. 

Those seeking their usual caffeine hit had a chance to buy a Chase Wonder beanie for a minimum price of $15. 

All funds raised will be used to build a much-needed classroom for the Black Sands community in Vanuatu.

S.Group director Sam Haberle said opportunities for the children to continue their education diminished drastically if new classrooms were not built. 

“They simply have nowhere else to go as many cannot afford to send their children to school in the neighbouring village,” he said. 

S.Group director Tara Howell said the business was thankful for the cafes’ support. 

“We truly believe that every act to help those less fortunate, no matter how small, can make a difference,” she said.

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They simply have nowhere else to go as many cannot afford to send their children to school in the neighbouring village.

Sam Haberle