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Deputy mayor pays visit to Downham Market Community Café


By Lynn News Reporter


Downham’s deputy mayor paid a visit to the town’s Community Café last week and pledged his support to the cause.

John Doyle joined the team at the cafe, which was held at Downham Heritage and Learning Centre on Friday, and which offers a free or cheap meal to those in need.

Volunteers at Downham Market Community Cafe with town deputy mayor John Doyle. Photo: SUBMITTED. (4090442)
Volunteers at Downham Market Community Cafe with town deputy mayor John Doyle. Photo: SUBMITTED. (4090442)

Emily Lightfoot, trustee of the café, said: “It was lovely to have a local councillor acknowledge the fact that we do seem to have a ‘hidden’ society in Downham Market, who do need Food Banks and Community Cafés in order to feed their families.

“The majority of the Downham population appears to be retired and living off a healthy pension and the idea that some people, through no fault of their own, cannot cope is alien to them.

“This is the attitude we need to overcome in this town, if we are going to succeed and help those who aren’t talked about.”

The café has recently launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise £2,000 to help extend its services, which can be found at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/dmcommunitycafe.

Pictured are volunteers with Mr Doyle. Photo: SUBMITTED.



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