Rest and rejuvenation at Rochdale’s community cafe

With the ongoing themed events at AFG Rochdale’s monthly Community Café, it’s no wonder Team Rochdale are in need in a bit of R&R (rest and rejuvenation).  Launched in December and having already hosted two very successful events, AFG Rochdale got together at the Community Café on Tuesday 25th February for a Health and Wellbeing day.

Lead by Team Leader Joanne Ward and the River Roch Forum (RRF), the monthly events are held at Thrum Hall Methodist Church, Thrum Hall Lane, Rochdale and are opened up to the wider community and the people we support.

The Coffee Morning included an array of Health and Wellbeing stalls and demonstrations, with a massive response to AFG’s appeal  from local businesses and the community with donations and support on the day.

Joanne Ward, Team Leader said: The appeal saw uptake from the the Body Shop , Beauticians and the local community supporting the day. The Body Shop offered beauty demonstrations and also sold products at discount prices. Brenda Furlong, AFG’s very own nail technician, volunteered her time to paint nails and there was a health and beauty inspired tombola run by Dawn McNulty who is supported by AFG.  Members from the River Roch Forum all had a role; Jason Jones provided music for the day, Jodie Younas helped run the café serving coffee, tea and cakes and Georgina Bennett was responsible for running the book stall.“

“Once again, the café has proven to be a massive success. I am particularly pleased that members of the public attended the café in order to meet those supported by AFG and to see the wonderful work they are doing in their local community.”

RRF member Jason, Team Leader Joanne and a happy customer

RRF member Jason, Team Leader Joanne and a little happy customer