Bidford Warn Hub raises a cuppa on its first birthday - The Stratford Observer

Bidford Warn Hub raises a cuppa on its first birthday

Stratford Editorial 20th Oct, 2022   0

TEA cups were raised to celebrate the first birthday of Bidford’s Warm Hub.

An afternoon tea was held at The Crawford Memorial Hall to celebrate the first anniversary of the Hub – a free weekly community coffee morning.

There was a performance by singer Kitten von Mew, a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday and plenty of cakes.

More than 50 locals attend the Warm Hub sessions every Wednesday including Tony and Phyllis.

Phyllis said: “It’s a reason to put my lipstick on and get out of the house. Most importantly, it’s our happy place.”

While Bill Fleming, Parish Council Chair and Bidford Warm Hub organiser, said: “Our Warm Hub is more than just a free coffee morning. Everyone’s welcome and people genuinely feel they’re part of a friendly community.

“We’ve seen some of our residents’ confidence grow hugely over the past year and that’s helped them to reach out to other groups and do other activities that they wouldn’t have done without coming here first.

“And if anyone needs additional support, especially with winter coming up, we can try to help as well as putting them in touch with WRCC and other community support organisations.”

Jackie Holcroft, WRCC Warm Hubs Project Manager, added: “It’s fantastic to see the difference the Bidford Warm Hub has made to the local community. WRCC was delighted to work with the parish council to launch the Warm Hub last year, and we congratulate everyone who’s helped to make this event such an important part of village life.

We look forward to continuing to collaborate with them, to help support Bidford residents.”

Bidford’s Warm Hub runs every Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon at The Crawford Memorial Hall.


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