with everyone else we have received an extremely high electric bill for last
month - it was more than twice what we paid in July 2022!!!! Having spoken to our supplier we are looking
at ways of dealing with this. It looks
as though our running and food costs for the foreseeable future are going to be
considerably higher than expected or budgeted for.
cannot thank our donors enough for their continual and regular support of the
work that we do for our community - it is so much appreciated especially as we
are seeing an increase in the numbers coming through our door each week.
hope that we can all find the strength and courage to deal with the current
economic crisis and work together for our community.
are very grateful recipients of a donation from the Marjorie Kirk Trust which
is enabling us to maintain the quality of service that we give to our clients
at the Kingfisher Cafe. By providing
essential needs for our clients, they experience a better quality of life,
wholesome food, great company, clothing, etc.
This helps to combat loneliness and isolation in a caring environment.
thank the Trustees of the Marjorie Kirk Trust for including us in the
distribution of the funds which will benefit us greatly and ensure our
stability in the coming months.
we updated the kitchen installing an efficient ventilation system giving a better
working environment for our staff and volunteers, this
also helps us to meet standard regulations.
The bespoke system was designed and built by Leigh Tec Systems Ltd who
from start to finish were extremely kind and
professional providing far more than we expected, we are very grateful for this
also became apparent after an electrical inspection that our boiler needed
replacing urgently, this was fitted along with additional work by Marc Gibson
Gas Services - we really appreciated the fact that this could be done
quickly. We now have a fully functioning
hot water supply to all sinks in the kitchen and the toilet.
decorator Andrew Warkup was then able to come and
decorate both the kitchen and the toilet which completed the work to a high
you can imagine this project required serious funding, we applied to Two
Ridings Foundation who recognised our need and generously have provided us with
the funding to complete all this work that was required to bring the cafe up to
are expecting to see an increase in our clientele during this coming year and
are thankful that we are able to meet their needs in a safe, homely and warm
remember that the Kingfisher Cafe is open to the general public and our staff
and volunteers look forward to being able to serve you.
the last AGM of the Kingfisher Cafe we said an appreciative farewell to our
Treasurer Betty, who has lovingly worked with the cafe for many years. She is
very kindly continuing as a volunteer.
this meeting we voted in 4 new Trustees who are looking to take the work of the
cafe forward after the many challenges we have faced during lockdown.
away food is still being offered but the cafe is open to all. Come and join us
for a nice cup of coffee, a cooked breakfast or lunch.
have recently received a grant of £10,000 from the ERYC - East Riding Emergency
Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies. This will help us to continue
to support those in need in our community.
Ridings Community Foundation
has been a grant funder for the Kingfisher Cafe over the last 2 years.
year the Foundation awards an Assessors Award to a lucky charity and this year
the Kingfisher Cafe received the Award along with a donation of £250.
photo shows Rosemary & Gill with the Certificate.
in December we had a break-in and 2 large hampers that were being raffled to
raise funds were stolen. We had an amazing response from the people and
businesses of Bridlington with donations coming in that replaced and increased that prizes for the raffle. The raffle
raise over £500.
December we were nominated to receive a grant from Sizzling & Carling who
own the Friendly Forester pub in Bridlington. Their customers had raised some
money and Sizzling and Carling added funds to it, we have received over £2,500.
This grant enabled us to have a security system installed and to purchase
practical and necessary Christmas presents for our clients so a very jolly and
loving time was had by all. The balance of the money from the grant will be
used to purchase meat for the Cafe over this year. We have been so grateful for
this along with the donations and other grants that we received after such an
WON!!!!!! What a wonderful evening with many deserving individuals and groups
at the East Riding Chairman's Award evening on Tuesday 8th May. We were up
against 2 other very deserving groups and could not believe it when our name
was announced as the winners. Thank you to the Bridlington Town Council for
putting us forward for the award.
views of Bridlington including the Maritime Trail. Photos kindly supplied by
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