SSC Cafés 2016 – Summary

25 Jan 2017
By Barbara Mayall

I can hardly believe that another year has gone by and 2017 is upon us. You will see from the separate review of the Christmas Café that it was a huge success, but I thought you would like to know about the overall success for 2016.


In previous years, half of the proceeds from each of the Summer Cafés went to the Reading Room funds and, the other half to a local charity. For the 2016 cafés, it was agreed by the café planning group that all of the proceeds should be donated to charity instead. All of our chosen charities receive little or no public funding, so private donations are critical to their survival.


I am delighted, therefore, to be able to tell you that a total of £2700 was split between seven different charities during 2016. At the same time, the cafes provide an opportunity for our community to come together for a chat and a cuppa in pleasant surroundings.


May I take this opportunity to thank all of you for your generous support over recent years and I hope we will see you again during the new season of cafés, so that we can help even more local charities.


All good wishes for 2017 – Barbara