VOLUNTEERS are desperately needed to keep a community cafe open.
Ambry’s cafe in Almondbury is searching for people to help in the cafe, which supports local community projects.
It’s almost a victim of its own success.
Current volunteers say it is a focal point for the community which they don’t want to lose.
Carole Hepworth, 64, a volunteer and committee member, said: “We opened as a community cafe a number of years ago now.
“Initially it was somewhere for people to drop in for a cup of tea and a piece of cake. It has progressed to a point now where we are providing the community with so much more, which means we really need more volunteers.
“We want to keep this place going as it has become such a focal point for the village and the people here and we really don’t want to lose it.”
Ambry’s, on Northgate, is a non-profit-making cafe which ploughs its profits back into the community by supporting local sports teams, youth projects and schemes for elderly residents.
Its helpers are looking for volunteers who can spare a few hours a week or month to volunteer to keep the cafe up and running.
Mrs Hepworth said: “We have older people working here, mothers with children at school and people who have a few hours to spare.
“It is such a friendly place to work. I had lived in Almondbury for a long time but didn’t really know anyone until I came to work here. It’s not just a cafe, it’s a place where people can form friendships with each other.”
Roles include serving customers, cooking the food and washing up. People of all ages are asked to volunteer.
“It really would mean so much to us and the community if more people can spare a few hours,” Mrs Hepworth added.
The cafe is open from 10am until 3.30pm.
If you are interested in volunteering contact Mrs Hepworth on 07748 901 101 or call into Ambry’s and speak to a volunteer for more information.