What a lovely warm welcome I received from the Rev Sarah, her amazing volunteers and the members of St Alban's Church Drop-in Cafe when I popped in to present them with an Asda Foundation Bringing Communities Back Together grant of £984.
It really goes to show how these grants are working to bring lovely groups like these back together after Covid-19 and the lockdowns. The money they received paid for, among other things, round tables – which are easier to talk around – table cloths, and cups and plates. The Rev Sarah was extremely grateful. She said: "The grant has helped us restart our drop-in cafe which is now open again once a month for everyone in the community for a cuppa and a chat. We're really pleased that about 45 people came to our meeting – mostly older people living on their own"
– Beverley, Asda community champion