Minister to open doors of new community café

Minister to open doors of new community café

The Minister of Health, Vaughan Gething, is embarking on one of his first official visits to North Wales to cut the ribbon on new community café. Mr Gething will visit Wrexham on the 22nd September to unveil the new facility which will be owned and operated by local charity, Nightingale House Hospice.

Aptly named Café Cwtch, the new cafe combines a ‘boutique coffee’ shop concept with the familiarity of home comforts. It offers visitors a very special setting to appreciate award winning, aromatic coffees, responsibly sourced from Coffee 1652 as well as seasonal menus of cakes, pastries and hearty lunches.

During his visit, Mr Gething will be given a tour of the Chester Road facility where he will meet staff, patients and their families. He will also see the hospice’s hydrotherapy pool, wards, day-care rooms and bereavement rooms. Mr Gething will then reveal Café Cwtch to staff and patients before sampling a slice of freshly prepared cake and a cup of the café’s fair-trade coffee.

Speaking about the name of the café, Steve Parry, CEO of Nightingale House said: “Cwtch, is a favourite word in the Welsh language and what better way to reflect the vital work that we do here at the Hospice. We want to provide a place where our patients’ families can go to get away from the ward and take some time out but, we also want it to be a social hub that is open to all.

“Our new café will not only prove to be a real benefit for the local community as a warm and welcoming meeting place but, in times when fundraising is getting harder, it will provide a sustainable, future income stream for the Hospice.

“We are delighted that the minister will be joining us on the 22nd September to acknowledge this next step of our continuing progress for this amazing organisation.”

Café Cwtch is already proving to be a hit with the local community with the Yale Rotary Club planning to use it for weekly breakfast meetings.