Fishguard’s Transition Cafe is celebrating the sweet taste of success after securing £10,000 worth of funding.
Last week cafe volunteers travelled to the Hay Festival to take part in the Future Green Dragons event.
The Transition Cafe’s pitch won over the dragons, enterprise specialists from government, community and business, securing £10,000 of Welsh Government grant funding to scale up and deliver their work.
“It’s so wonderful that the Transition Cafe was recognised by industry, government and communities alike as a fantastic project,” said Tracy Whistance, Transition Bro Gwaun’s development officer.
“This money will help us to fulfil our ambition of getting the word out to other communities to help them create their own surplus food cafe.”
The cafe, which is run and staffed mainly by volunteers, saves around 100 kilos of food from landfill every week, turning around half of that into healthy affordable meals. It celebrates its first birthday this Friday, June 6th.
“This news will really make the cafe birthday party on the 6th June go with a bang,” said Chris Samra, Transition Bro Gwaun director. “We hope that everyone will come and celebrate with us.”
The birthday celebrations will be held in the cafe and a marquee in the Co-op car park. It will start at 2pm. From 3.30pm there will be pizza and fruit kebab making for children, as well as fun yoga.
An evening party will start at 6pm, featuring music,a local bar, food and a great raffle full of fantastic donated prizes.
Everyone is welcome to come along and be part of the day, but is asked not to park in the Co-op car park. For more information, or to help out, call Tracy on 01348 872019.