FOUR cafes have joined a scheme which enables customers to buy hot drinks and food for homeless people.

The ‘suspended coffees’ scheme, which began in Naples, was introduced to Huddersfield earlier this month by Hanson’s cafe, Marsh.

While ordering food and drink, customers can buy a hot drink or food for a homeless person to consume later.

A homeless person can enter the cafe and ask if there are any ‘suspended coffees’ – ones paid for in advance by generous customers.

Now Lindley’s Cafe, Lidget Street, Lindley, Queenie’s Coffee Shop, Queen Street and Time Circa 2010, Hammonds Yard, off King Street, have joined Hanson’s in offering the service.

Susan Dewhurst, who is part of the Huddersfield Suspended Coffees scheme, said: “People are also encouraged to get involved and approach their own local coffee shops too.

“As well as paying for coffee in advance, it’s all about connecting people as well.”

For more about the scheme visit: pendedCoffeesHuddersfield