Sunrise Café - Общностно кафене за Дувър, приветстващо всички!

Който не се нуждае от храна, разговор и чувство за принадлежност, което идва от участието? Това се крие зад нова инициатива в Дувър… Sunrise Cafe.

Общинският съвет на Дувър застана зад новото кафене Sunrise Community Cafe с безвъзмездна финансова помощ от £ 5000 на неотдавнашното заседание на Комитета по граждански и специални проекти. Кафенето е последното начинание на благотворителната организация на Dover Outreach Center, което има за цел да даде на тези, които се окажат бездомни, път обратно към по -добър живот. The latest grant adds to over £38,000 of grants given in the past few years as the charity works to become self-sustaining.

Съветник Пам Brivio, Chair of the Civic and Special projects Committee reported the grant to the full meeting of the Town Council and said

We are delighted to give this grant to this new approach bringing everyone together, sharing good food and giving those who need it a helping hand out of food poverty.

The new community café is now open, based in the former Seafarers Centre, 168-172 Snargate Street, Dover. Professionally run and with a focus on ensuring those who need assistance get support and nourishing hot meals for themselves and their families it offers a warm welcome to everyone. A “pay what you can” model is in place and the menu has price tiers – full price, a price for those on benefits and for those with no access to benefits, – so that everyone “pays what they can”.

A voucher system/pay it forward scheme is also planned so that members of the public can donate and gift meals for others so that no one goes hungry. Meals can be subsidised or upgraded using the voucher scheme, free meals can be provided for those who have no source of income and no means of cooking themselves a hot meal. Sunrise is keen to reach out to families and individuals in need of support and will therefore be tailoring different services to suit all of their customers. Full paying customers will be helping others in a constructive way.

Кафенето ще предлага и работа, възможности за обучение и доброволчество в подкрепа на хората, изграждане на умения и увереност.

От работата, извършена с благотворителни организации, agencies and other organisations it is evident that Dover has many areas with a high percentage of disadvantaged individuals and families facing financial challenges. Many do not work and are struggling to manage on the benefits they receive. Също, there are those with no recourse to public funds, rough sleepers and homeless in general (sofa surfers) who will benefit from this initiative.

Sunrise Café would love you to keep up to date with their activities by following their page on Facebook and on Instagram @sunrisecafedover. They would be delighted to receive any donations or offers of support. Do please get in touch with them! (Sunrise Café, 168-172 Snargate Street, Dover, CT17 9BZ – Телефон 01304 339022 -електронна поща

Нашата снимка показва кмета на града, Councillor Gordon Cowan at the formal opening of the Sunrise Cafe.