A big thank you to everyone who has been involved in helping to run Caf’ Active over the past month. Sadly, Debbie’s Dad, Anthony Broadhurst, was taken ill and died, and, due to all the help and support of everyone, Debbie was able to spend precious time with her family and support her Mum, Joan, during this difficult and sad period. Our prayers remain with Debbie and her family.
Over the past weeks, everyone has pulled together to keep the cafe running. Well done! As longstanding cafe friend and customer, Richard has remarked that the silver lining of Debbie being away has been everyone pulling together and getting more involved in running things. We have had experienced help from Karen and Jude who, between them, have done so much and, of course, all the other wonderful volunteers who have been absolutely fantastic. From the cafe management side, Ian, Sue and I have also been busy. Trudi and Andrew would have been but they were enjoying a well-deserved holiday in the USA (but still managed to keep in touch).
Personally, I have had so much fun in the kitchen although no-one took me up on my offer of making them a Marmite sandwich. However, my coffee making has improved and Gill taught me how to make a cappuccino (the tricky bit getting the top thick and creamy) which I managed to do quite successfully in the end.
The cafe was very busy over half term and it was great to see so many families using it and enjoying the sunshine outside as well. During my stints, I managed to meet so many people and also fit in meetings, courses and even a baptism enquiry, and the church cafe proved to be the ideal place.
So, if you are new to the area do pop in and enjoy our hospitality at St Michael’s. We would delighted to see you!
Thank you once more to everyone who has helped.