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Charity Cafe Welcomes Public Following Refurb


Jan 21, 2017

A little known café in Durham has reopened following a recent refurbishment and is welcoming its first customers back to the premises. The café based in the beautiful grounds of St Cuthbert’s Hospice is open to the public MondayFriday 10:00am – 4:00pm and is staffed entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers.

Rita Brown and Maureen Fulton, who volunteer every week at St Cuthbert’s Hospice say: “It has been so lovely to return to the café after all the work has been completed. We really missed the place and each other. While the refurbishment took place we still met up once a week to keep the connection between us as we have volunteered together for 8 years now. The café has such a lovely atmosphere and people don’t realise they can just call in for a drink or a bite to eat.”

Visitors to the café can expect to sample a variety of fresh bean to cup coffees, tea, scones, sandwiches, toasties, jacket potatoes, soup, snacks and cake. Free parking is available in the hospice grounds and the café is fully accessible. The refurbishment of the café was possible with thanks to a generous grant from Banks Community Fund, BGL Group and the friends and family of Wendy Charlton.

By Emily