DROITWICH Lions Ladies visited the new community bakery which has been set up on the platform at Droitwich Railway Station.
There, they met members of Onside Advocacy which provides a range of support and services to adults who may be vulnerable, disadvantaged, discriminated against or excluded.
After the Lions Ladies decided the MIX Bakery was a project worth supporting, Val Sherwen presented a cheque for £300 to Onside’s business development director Cathy Jackson Read.
Helen Howard and Val Errington from the Lions Ladies were also present, along with Cameron Fairburn and Alan Millington from Onside Advocacy.
A spokesperson for Lions Ladies said: “Onside Advocacy receives no funding for its work from the state so the facility has to pay its way.”
The Standard reported last month about the MIX Bakery opening which came just months after the previous eatery Snax on Trax was forced to close after 15 years because its funding was withdrawn by Worcestershire County Council.
Since its opening, it has gone from strength to strength and, Mrs Jackson Read said, customers everyday had been enjoying fresh coffee and food.
She added it was great to receive the donation and that the Droitwich Lion Ladies were keen to support the cause.
“They are delighted to see the cafe open again and being run by a local charity where all the funds raised go to support our most vulnerable people.
“We are extending our opening hours from the morning to include the afternoons between 2pm and 6 pm and all day Saturday and are looking for volunteers to help during those times.
“Thank you to everyone for their support and a warm welcome always awaits at MIX bakery and cafe.”
Anyone interested in volunteering should e-mail Claire.Watkins@onside-advocacy.org.uk or call her on 01905 27525.
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