Fat Macy’s is a charity and mission-driven business based in Shoreditch, East London, that offers people living in temporary accommodation a pathway to move from hostel to home. It has been operating since 2016 and over the years has helped over 100 individuals, with many successfully securing employment and housing after completing the programme. When the call out came for help with a major refurbishment programme for the premises, Click Scolmore was only too happy to donate the range of wiring accessories required for the electrical upgrade aspect of the project.
The five-story building is home to a thriving restaurant and natural wine bar, complete with co-working space for third-party enterprises. It also acts as the headquarters of the Fat Macy’s charity, which uses the restaurant as a pathway to move people experiencing homelessness from hostel to home.
The refurbishment works were carried out on the restaurant and upstairs offices, covering everything from the basement restaurant and kitchens to the ground floor restaurant, dry goods store, and beyond. All the work was carried out free of charge, allowing the charity to continue doing what it does best: empowering and uplifting people through training, employment, and support.
The products supplied from Click Scolmore were from the Mode, Deco Plus and Metal Clad ranges. Click Mode is a range of contemporary white wiring accessories with a smooth profile and antimicrobial properties. A number of 1-and 2-gang switched sockets, 1 gang, 2-way light switches and 13A switched fused connection units were installed in a number areas throughout the premises – back of house, office and kitchen. From the Deco Plus range of premium decorative metal wiring accessories a number of switches and sockets in the stainless steel finish with black inserts were chosen for the restaurant/dining area. Selected for their durability and utilitarian appearance were 1- and 2-gang sockets from the Click Metal Clad range, which features electrophoretically-coated plates and back boxes to provide a long-lasting, heavy duty finish.
Through their innovative approach, and with newly refurbished premises, Fat Macy’s continues to break the cycle of homelessness in the UK. The charity received recognition and support from various organisations, including being named Social Enterprise of the Year at the 2018 UK Social Enterprise Awards.