Have you visited Northstowe’s community café yet?
Pioneer Café – at Northstowe Community Wing, Pathfinder Way, Northstowe CB24 1AA – is open to anyone from Northstowe, Longstanton and the surrounding area every Wednesday from 10am until 12.30pm. It’s a great place to meet friends, pick up a book from the microlibrary, or make use of the free wi-fi to answer a few emails.
They’ve got some exciting new developments to share! They’ve listened to customer requests and expanded the menu to include milkshakes, and are thrilled to be supporting local businesses by offering specials each week, such as brownies by the Chocolate Queen and delicious sourdough toast by Raised in Rampton.
They are launching a loyalty card: buy ten hot drinks and get the 11th absolutely free, and a “buy it forwards” scheme where you can donate a coffee to someone in need when you purchase your own.
They are also going to trial opening on a Wednesday afternoon for a few weeks after Easter: 3.30-5.30pm from 27th April. They’d love to hear from anyone interested in volunteering at the café for the morning or afternoon: please get in touch at email@example.com.
Although the afternoon café will be open to everyone as usual, Northstowe Youth Hive (supported by Pathfinder Church) are hoping to run a youth drop-in session at the same time: they’re looking for volunteer youthworkers to help provide a safe place to hang out after school, perhaps playing games, completing homework, or simply meeting new friends. If you’d like to get involved with youthwork, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, build self-confidence, and develop new skills. Friends of the Wing, who run Pioneer Café, and Northstowe Youth Hive will both provide you with appropriate training and support, and we’d love to hear from you, or see you there!
If you have teenagers in your household, why not send them down to Monday’s Youth Hive Campfire to find out more, and help them plan what happens in the Cafe after the Easter break.