Community Cafe

Monthly Community Cafe

The Monthly Community Cafe is held on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the village hall between 10:00 – 16:00.  Cakes, savoury scones, pasties and quiches are available to eat-in or take-away.   

We now take on-line payments as well as cash.

For details about our fund-raising and information about dates during 2023-2024, please read on:

Acomb Womens Institute

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Acomb Community Café

Acomb Community Café (the café) was originally set up as a monthly pop up by Acomb WI, but it has proved so popular that since September 2022 it has been run as a separate entity with its own constitution and bank account.

The purposes of the café are to:

  1. To reduce social isolation by providing a meeting space for members of the Acomb community and visitors.
  2. To offer a facility that can provide refreshments for village organisations’ meetings and events.
  3. To provide funds for local community projects, as well as regional and national projects/initiatives that provide a direct benefit to the residents of Acomb parish.

Membership of the café is open to anyone, over the age of 18, who is a resident of Acomb parish, a café customer café volunteer and/or a member of any voluntary organisation based, or working, in Acomb.

The café regularly raises approximately £300 – 500 each month and the committee have agreed that the proceeds, after expenses, are distributed as follows:

4 cafes per year – local charities such as Little Oaks Nursery, Tynedale Hospice, food bank, charities for the homeless etc. We also hold fundraisers for major international/national disasters such as the Ukraine appeal

4 cafes per year – fundraising for WI

4 cafes per year – to cover café running costs and to support local groups that provide services/activities for the village e.g. craft and craic. Money is also raised to support the village hall improvements.

To date in 2023 the following donations have been made:

Tynedale Hospice at Home – £280

Hexham Youth Initiative (Acomb Youth Club) – £300

Acomb WI – £285

An additional £995 was raised, by providing refreshments at an open garden event, for the village hall refurbishment.

The café was awarded a grant from Karbon Homes that enabled us to provide a weekly lunch for seniors, or anyone who would benefit, after the craft and craic session on Fridays and to support families during school holidays.

The cafe also provided refreshments at the Platinum Jubilee and Coronation parties.

Volunteers Needed

We are always looking for volunteers to help at the café on the third Thursday of every month. Current opportunities are:

Setting up between 9am – 10am

Serving food, clearing tables and washing up 10am – 12pm, 12pm – 2pm

We would also benefit from having input from anyone skilled in the use of Microsoft Publisher, or similar software, to design the café menu and other material.

Café programme 2023/24

19 October – Little Oaks Nursery fundraiser

16 November – café and children’s Christmas Party/ Carols Round the Tree

14 December – foodbank and/ or homeless charity fundraiser

18 January – Acomb WI fundraiser

15 February – café and village activities

21 March – Acomb WI fundraiser

18 April – Tynedale Hospice at Home fundraiser

16 May – Acomb WI fundraiser

20 June – Acomb Youth Club fundraiser

18 July – café and village activities

15 August – Acomb WI fundraiser

19 September – café and village activities


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