We're looking for like-minded people to bring our vision to fruition. 


Maymessy is set  up as a community interest company, its income-generating activities are expressly designed to pay for its social purpose. We’re a certified social enterprise and a member of the national trade body, Social Enterprise UK. 

In our first year, Maymessy was a finalist Vale for Business award for social responsibility. Anna is proud to be on Natwest WISE 100 -recognising leading women in social enterprise.

Maymessy would like to thank:

Oxford Community Fund

Mactaggart and Mickel,

Swire Charitable Trust,

Persimmons Homes,


Waitrose, Big Lottery,

Doris Field Charitable Trust

Schuh Trust

Cala homes

For their generous support in 2019.  Any surplus made from commercial activities will be will be ploughed back into doing good. Maymessy continues to look for like-minded sponsors and philanthropists to bring its vision to fruition.

Maymessy is proud to be supporting groups of young people from Yellow Submarine, FAAAZE, The Foyer Abingdon, Be free young carers, Mulberry Bush School,  YoCO (Youth Challenge Oxfordshire). We were thrilled to host a cultural picnic here on the 22nd June for the charity Refugee Resource.

Ambassador Tim Foster, MBE
Tim Foster is one of the finest rowers Britain has produced, He picked up two gold medals at the World Championships, and a memorable Gold at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. He is a strong advocate of children eating healthily and Maymessy is thrilled to have his support.

Oh, and the name? “Maymessy” mixes the springiness of being outside with the joy of making a mess in the kitchen. It comes from the word “may-mess”, used by the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins to describe hedge blossom in full spring. “Maymessers” will twig it soon enough!

Donate today

£30 supports a young person at Maymessy cookery camp

£50 approx for food per group

12 students per class


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