Sunrise Café – A Community Café for Dover welcoming everyone!

Who does not need food, conversation and a sense of belonging that comes from taking part? Mae hyn y tu ôl i fenter newydd yn Dover… Caffi Sunrise.

Cefnogodd Cyngor Tref Dover Gaffi Cymunedol newydd Sunrise gyda grant o £ 5,000 yng nghyfarfod diweddar y Pwyllgor Prosiectau Dinesig ac Arbennig. Y caffi yw'r fenter ddiweddaraf ar gyfer Elusen Canolfan Allgymorth Dover sy'n ceisio rhoi llwybr yn ôl i fywyd gwell i'r rhai sy'n eu cael eu hunain yn ddigartref. Mae'r grant diweddaraf yn ychwanegu at dros £ 38,000 o grantiau a roddwyd yn ystod yr ychydig flynyddoedd diwethaf wrth i'r elusen weithio i ddod yn hunangynhaliol.

Y Cynghorydd Pam 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”.

Mae system dalebau / cynllun talu ymlaen hefyd wedi'i gynllunio fel y gall aelodau'r cyhoedd roi a rhoi prydau bwyd i eraill fel nad oes unrhyw un yn llwglyd. Gellir rhoi cymhorthdal ​​neu uwchraddio prydau bwyd gan ddefnyddio'r cynllun talebau, gellir darparu prydau bwyd am ddim i'r rheini nad oes ganddynt ffynhonnell incwm a dim ffordd o goginio pryd poeth eu hunain. 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.

The cafe will also offer work, training and volunteering opportunities to support people, building skills and confidence.

From the work carried out with charities, 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. Hefyd, 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 – Ffon 01304 339022 -Ebost

Our picture shows the Town Mayor, Councillor Gordon Cowan at the formal opening of the Sunrise Cafe.