SCLT Charity Supports Abergavenny Event
Christmas Day 2018 will see the Coffee Pot Cafe in Nevill Street, Abergavenny opening it's doors to welcome lonely senior citizens for a free breakfast at the popular, town-centre meeting venue, in a fantastic gesture to help alleviate the effects on chronic loneliness and isolation, which can be suffered by so many elder citizens at this festive time of year.
The Coffee Pot Cafe has already come to public attention previously in 2018, when it was awarded the prestigious Senior Star Award by the SCLT Charity for its consideration and thoughfulness towards elder customers, who frequently visit the cafe for chats and refreshment.
To help with the festivities, the SCLT Charity has made a donation of £100 to help purchase small gifts for the breakfast attendees, to help lighten the effects of being alone on Christmas Day.
Mr Bryan Harris, the kind-hearted proprieter of the Coffee Pot Cafe, will be joined on Christmas morning by SCLT Trustee and Charity Volunteer Jon Williams, who will be popping in to help with the breakfasts and to distribute a little joy to everyone who attends the event. Jon was selected as the winner of the Volunteer Trustee of the Year Award by the Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO) in 2017, and its not difficult to see why they made that decision.
Talking about the impending event, Jon commented "I think what Bryan and his team are planning is a true act of altruism in its purest form. Almost everyone would love to spend their Christmas Day with family and loved ones, but Bryan and his team are giving up some of their day to extend the light of friendship and joy into the lives of those, who for a variety of reasons, will otherwise be spending the day alone.
I will be delighted to come along for the morning to help out and hopefully the donation that we have been able to make, will help bring a twinkle of happiness for some elders on the special day"