Look In bosses in talks over £50,000 to fund new unitBy Becky Barnes
March 06, 2013
Volunteers campaigning to save a popular not-for-profit community café for the over 50s officially launched its £50,000 survival fund at a crunch meeting.
Directors of The Look In Community Café met on Wednesday, February 20, to discuss how to reach a £50,000 target to move from Broadway to a new unit in Charles Square to make way for the regeneration.
Directors Terry Pearce said: “We are confident people appreciate the café and will help us reach the target.
“We will be writing to businesses and companies in the town and have support from local organisations.
“If people can give financial donations or offer any services to cut our costs down we want them to get in touch.
“We don’t know until we get in there the exact costs.”
The group believes it needs to raise between £24,000 to £25,000 for the move as it has half the cash in reserves and funding from Bracknell Forest Council and Bracknell Town Council.
Fundraising plans include measuring the distance from the old unit to the new one and asking people to help raise the same distance in pound coins.
A bank account has been set up and cheques can be made payable to The Look In Community Café Survival Fund.
Cheques or cash donations can be handed in at the cafe.
Terry added: “Anyone who can help – whether financially or offering services or even kitchen equipment can drop into the café and speak to Stewart or Eileen or contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.”