Haverhill community café gets a welcome boost thanks to two St Edmundsbury Borough councillors
Two Haverhill councillors together have contributed £1,850 from their locality budgets towards upgrading kitchen equipment at the town’s St Nicholas Hospice Care community café.
St Edmundsbury Borough councillors Robin Pilley and Barry Robbins combined forces to help provide new chill facilities for the Haven Café, a popular meeting place at the hospice’s base in Camps Road, adjacent to the library.
Cllr Pilley said: “The hospice is a real presence in Haverhill, providing a place for those in need of care and advice, and a way for the community to support them.
“The café is used by everyone, and helping them to help others is exactly the kind of thing locality budgets are there to do."
Cllr Robbins added: “The café is valued by the community and I am very pleased to contribute towards this well used community asset.”
Victoria Bowman, Trusts Officer for St Nicholas Hospice Care said: “At a time when we are seeing both an increase in demand for our services and cuts to our NHS funding, this donation from the Haverhill locality budget is especially welcome.
“We will put it towards much needed new kitchen equipment in our Haven Café as well as towards publicising the Shopmobility scheme.”
Wendy Jackson, manager at the Haven Café said: “It’s just fantastic to have some money towards the much needed upgrading of the kitchen.
“It will help us to provide a valuable service for Haverhill.”