Keeping warm is on the menu

A community café, run by a Liverpool church, is hosting an event to help elderly and vulnerable people keep warm in winter.

The Friday Morning Community Cafe at St David’s Church, Childwall ,has run successfully for more than two years. Its success has motivated the church, working with ward councillors Jeremy Wolfson, Ruth Hirschfield and Frank Hont,  to look at opportunities to expand the community facilities. 

It will now include a monthly event, on the first Friday of each month, for the benefit of the local community.

The first event takes place on Friday 6 February  (10am – 12 noon) when helpful advice will be given out  about the importance on keeping warm, especially for the elderly and infirm,  and getting the best value out of the fuel used during winter time.

There will also be packs to take away for practical use to help keep warm and using resources well.

The Reverend  Robert Williams, Vicar of St David ‘s  said, “When we decided to start the Friday café at St. David’s, we did so with the vision in mind of using the church facilities as a place where people could meet socially, as well as a place that could be used as a meeting point where information could be accessed.

“Working together with the Childwall ward councillors, who have given us their full support, we hope that this new resource will be supported by members of the local community and beyond.”

Councillor Wolfson said: “It is very important that we ensure that elderly and vulnerable people in our community are kept safe and warm throughout the winter – the recent cold spell has just underlined this. As ward councillors we have fully supported  the Friday café as it is a great way of providing information and support  and I would encourage local residents to take advantage of it. ”

In future months the Friday Morning Cafe are planning to feature dementia awareness, the credit union and debt, and the practical use of computers for people in the community who are feeling excluded in their everyday life.

Pictured: Councillors Wolfson and Hirschfield with volunteers and customers at the cafe.

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