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Charity to close Spalding cafe

A charity has announced that it will be closing its cafe.

St Barnabas Hospice will be shutting the cafe within its shop in Market Place, Spalding, as it is not creating a profit for the charity.

While the cafe, which opened in 2017, will be closing, the shop will remain open.

The St Barnabas Hospice charity shop in Spalding has been broken into twice in a week. (3547702)
The St Barnabas Hospice charity shop in Spalding has been broken into twice in a week. (3547702)

Caroline Peach, St Barnabas Hospice Head of Retail, said: “It is with regret that we are to close the cafe in Spalding as part of a restructuring process for all of our retail outlets. The cafe has been a great meeting point for the community and has built up a good customer base but ultimately isn’t a profitable operation for the Hospice.

“We’d like to thank our staff and volunteers involved for their hard work and our customers for their support too.”

Chief Executive Chris Wheway has thanked the volunteers for their hard work.

He said: “Our commitment to providing care and services within the Spalding area remains unchanged and the Clinical teams at St Barnabas are still working hard on the front line to give patients and their families high-quality, compassionate care.

“With an ageing and growing population, and various health implications left behind as a result of the coronavirus, our care is needed now more than ever. I hope that those who would normally support our cafe at Spalding will be able to find alternative ways to continue that help the Hospice needs during these difficult times. I’d also like to pay tribute to our staff and volunteers for their help.”

To find out more about the free services the Hospice provides to people across Lincolnshire living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, as well as to people struggling to cope following a bereavement, visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk.

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