About us

Our Community values

LEADER Added Value & Social Contribution 2020 Award

We pride ourselves on being one of the main community hubs in Alfrick and surrounding villages and try our best to enhance the social side of village life for everyone.

It was an important condition of the success of our funding from Power 4 Change that we should benefit the community as much as possible and we take this seriously.

We value:

  • Being friendly, respectful and welcome to each other, our customers and volunteers.
  • Being socially inclusive and reaching out to everyone in the community, especially those who are isolated, lonely or struggling in any way.
  • Organising and supporting community events to reinforce a sense of belonging in our community.
  • Being dementia friendly.
  • Being child/family-friendly.
  • Supporting the wider community (e.g. we are a collection point for a local food bank).

What’s on offer?

We are delighted to say that the cafe has again become the social hub we always wanted it to be. Fingers-crossed, it will stay that way.

Café

An attractive, bright, and friendly space, perfect as a meeting place for fun, company, or work, with free WiFi and delicious freshly-made food and barista machine coffee.

Regular social groups

  • Knit and Natter

Fortnightly informal afternoon sessions for knitting, sewing, or “crafting” together with like-minded people.

Christmas Crochet Baubles
Christmas Yarn Bomb Challenge 2020
  • Monday afternoon Cuppa, Cake and Chat

Relaxed, welcoming sessions for anyone who wants some company, always hosted by at least 2 shop volunteers to encourage conversation and inclusion.

  • Other community events

Other events such as afternoon tea-parties, carol singing, evening suppers, etc.

Socially distanced carol singing
Socially distanced carol singing 2020

Our Social Responsibilities

We aim to support the wider community as well as local causes.

  • Worcester Food Bank

We are now recognised as a drop-off point for the Worcester Food Bank in partnership with the local churches of the Parish. We are delighted that we can help make a difference to families who are struggling and we are grateful for the community’s generosity.

We also support other appeals as the need arises, such as:

  • Toiletries for Afghan Refugees (from September to October 2021). We are most grateful for the community’s generosity in donating supplies.