Cafe lends a hand to growing friendship

Martin and Clinton have set-up lunchtime club

Not only is our café proving ever popular, it’s also a place where friendships are grown.

For Martin and Clinton, who attend one of our Day Services groups, they look forward to visiting the café each week having set-up an informal lunch group.

The pair had never met before visiting St Michael’s Hospice but are now the best of friends.

‘We just began chatting,’ said Clinton.

‘Martin said, ‘Shall we both come back out here for lunch?’

The friends now meet each Tuesday, and they hope others will join them.

‘It’s open to anyone,’ said Martin.

‘It helps that it’s an informal setting, which I think breaks the ice.

‘The food in the cafe is very tasty and enjoyable. We look forward to our lunch here each Tuesday.’

Anyone wishing to join them can do so from about 12pm each Tuesday in the Café, which is opposite the St Michael’s Hospice Reception in Bartestree.