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? This lies behind a new initiative in DoverSunrise Cafe.

Dover Town Council got behind the new Sunrise Community Café with a £5,000 grant at the recent meeting of the Civic and Special Projects Committee. The café is the latest venture for the Dover Outreach Centre Charity which aims to give those who find themselves homeless a route back into a better life. Последний грант добавляет более 38000 фунтов стерлингов к грантам, предоставленным за последние несколько лет, поскольку благотворительность стремится стать самоокупаемой..

Советник Пэм Бривио, Председатель комитета по гражданским и специальным проектам доложил о гранте собранию городского совета и сказал:

Мы рады предоставить этот грант на этот новый подход, объединяющий всех., делиться хорошей едой и помогать тем, кто в ней нуждается, из продовольственной бедности.

Новое общественное кафе уже открыто, базируется в бывшем центре моряков, 168-172 Snargate Street, Дувр. 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”.

Также запланирована система ваучеров / схема оплаты вперед, чтобы представители общественности могли делать пожертвования и дарить еду другим, чтобы никто не проголодался.. Питание может быть субсидировано или повышено с использованием ваучерной схемы., бесплатное питание может быть предоставлено тем, у кого нет источника дохода и нет средств приготовить себе горячую еду. 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. Также, 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, Дувр, CT17 9BZ – телефон 01304 339022 -Эл. адрес

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