Coffee lovers can give a cup of kindness

Alan Bailey, Storehouse Church Community Manager and Gail Dunn, Storehouse Coffee Shop Manager.
Alan Bailey, Storehouse Church Community Manager and Gail Dunn, Storehouse Coffee Shop Manager.
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Coffee lovers are being invited to take part in a new scheme to give a cup of kindness.

The Storehouse in Skegness has joined the worldwide Suspended Coffee movement that allows people to buy a coffee for themselves and for someone in need at the same time.

Community manager at the Storehouse, in North Parade, Alan Bailey (pictured) said: “It’s a lovely idea. We already had people asking if they could pay for a coffee for somebody who might need it so we joined the scheme.”

People visiting the Storehouse have also paid for a second meal for others in need and last year the Storehouse prepared nearly 15,000 food parcels for the community.

Marie Chapman, community development officer for Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service said: “I quite often meet people (and hold surgeries) at The Storehouse. I’ve seen the Suspended Coffee scheme at work and the difference it can make.”

The money given for a second cup is recorded and put aside and when someone comes in who may be homeless, completely broke or who may just need help at that moment they can ask for a coffee and be served a Suspended Coffee.

You can find your nearest participating coffee shop at: http://suspendedcoffees.com/find-a-cafe/