After a break over August we're back, with the aim of having a Thursday session each month, and a Saturday session every other month (see dates below).
After the trial period - in which we were supported by the Parish Hall, who helped with insurance and booking fees (so big thanks to them for helping us to get the idea established!) - we are standing on our own two feet, which means our costs will go up but we hope to continue to provide the same great atmosphere!!
We now have a committee of people co-ordinating the various volunteer roles, so if you would like to get involved, these are the people to talk to :
general co-ordinator - Lorraine Pailthorpe email@example.com
volunteer co-ordinator (for jobs on the day) - Jean Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
soup co-ordinator (we need soup for all sessions) - Judy McGuire Judy@judymcguire.co.uk
cake co-ordinator (everyone always wants cake!!) - Janet Wright email@example.com
shop co-ordinator (for gifts, cards etc) - Janet Wright
flower co-ordinator (for table decorations) - Marion Russell firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, a few recipes for our specials are posted below, so why not have a go at a few of them yourselves!
Later dates (please note that after the summer our mid-week session will be on a Thursday, not on a Wednesday, due to hall availability.
Feb - Thurs 9,
Mar - Thurs 9, Sat 25
April - Thurs 20
May - Thurs 11, Sat 27
Jun - Thurs 15
Jul - Thurs 13, Sat 29
The idea of creating a space for people in the village and beyond to meet over a great coffee and a slice of cake or a light meal has been gathering pace for some time - we wanted to make 2022 the year that it took shape.
The idea of creating a permanent and dedicated space was over-ambitious, but the Parish Council encouraged us to run a trial period, which we did with the much appreciated support of the Parish Hall.
We have been running pop up cafes twice a month to gauge demand for something more permanent. They have been really well supported, so we are going to be continuing for as long as there is the demand.
typical Saturday menu
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gallery from the first pop up cafe
some of the comments left on the tablecloths!