New café and shop set to aid hospice care

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A new café and gift shop is set to open its doors to the public at Lindsey Lodge Hospice on Thursday August 10.

Set within the Hospice, which is based on Burringham Road, the volunteer-run ‘Cake Lounge’ will serve light lunches and afternoon teas, along with affordable gifts and greetings cards, in a freshly refurbished, family-friendly relaxing setting.

Lindsey Lodge Hospice, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year is run as an independent charity to provide specialist care to people with any progressive life-limiting illness, and supports their family and carers during illness and into bereavement. It already runs seven retail outlets around Ashby, Brigg, Barton, Epworth and Scunthorpe town centre, and opened its first tea room in Scotter earlier this year.

Chief Executive Karen Griffiths said: “Our retail outlets are greatly supported by the local community and generate a significant contribution to our annual running costs, but this new venture is a little different for us, as it’s based right in the heart of our Hospice.”

She added: “We’re extremely proud of the important service we provide to the community, and want people to see what a wonderful place our Hospice is.

“Our catering team is renowned for providing a first class service to our patients, and recently received a five-star rating. So we hope local people will come along and make us their café of choice for a meal out – and every penny they spend will go towards providing specialist, free of charge, palliative care to the people of North and West Lincolnshire and the East Riding.”

The Cake Lounge will be open Monday to Saturday, between 10am and 6pm, and can be accessed via the Hospice’s main reception. There is ample car parking adjacent to the Hospice.

For more information about Lindsey Lodge Hospice, please visit: C lick here