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May 24, 2015 11:22 AM ET

Simple Things Project: Winchcombe’s first pay-what-you-can café; through this we want to provide people with a safe, welcoming space

iCrowdNewswire - May 24, 2015

Simple Things Project

Help this community cafe provide good food, company and activities for the people of our town.  We’re a non-profit, pay-what-you-can cafe in Winchcombe and we need to raise funds to help us develop our project and reach more people.


The Simple Things Café 

It all starts with Simple Things Café, Winchcombe’s first pay-what-you-can café; through this we want to provide people with a safe, welcoming space. Somewhere to play with their children, catch up with friends and to be still and watch the world go by. Somewhere guaranteed to provide a bite to eat, cup of tea and space to be yourself whatever your financial situation.  

We have a soft play area for toddlers, activity buckets for older children and soft comfy chairs for everyone!  In the next few weeks we’ll be opening up our garden with place to eat and drink and games to play too.


We want to turn our space into a hub for the community and we’re constantly developing our activities to make sure we fulfil our aim of being here for everyone. We’re hoping to expand our opening times as we increase our volunteer team but right now we need some help getting off the ground.

During our first few months we’ve run a children’s book club, children’s art club, cream teas for retirement homes, baby massage classes, youth cafe for teenagers and family film events as well as toddler crafts, Boogie Beat and story time sessions.

We want to develop our activity calendar and increase our offer to include art classes for adults, cookery classes for all ages helping people to learn simple, healthy meals that are affordable and quick to make, we’re devleoping a community allotment site (check out the before photo on the right!) and are looking at offering summer work experience schemes for young people as well as hosting free activities for families throughout the summer holidays.

We want to make our town the best it can be for the community.  We are a completely non-profit organisation, designed to work for the benefit of the community and subsequently every penny we make goes back into running the cafe and developing what we offer.  

Crucially, we don’t ever want to turn people away because they can’t afford to join in. We want people to knowthere is always somewhere they can go for food, company and things to do.

The money we’re hoping to raise will contribute to covering rent, buying a dishwasher, increasing our marketing, purchasing office equipment, allowing us to pay a project manager for a few months to develop our work and help us to fund our summer activity plan.  

Our ideas are endless, our funds are not; please help us fulfil our aim of being here for everyone in our community.

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