Manager Clive Szczepanek and waitress Lily Finnigan from Orchard CafeAge UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin has teamed up with a brand new café on Town Walls in Shrewsbury called Orchard Café to host a free open coffee morning.

A free tea or coffee and a homemade scone will be on offer during the coffee morning which will take place on Monday 10 July from 9.30am-12.00pm. Everyone is welcome to come to the event which will be a good opportunity to socialise with friends and also meet new people.

Clive Szczepanek, Manager of Orchard Café, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with local charity Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin for our first open coffee morning. We have only been open two months and are already getting regular customers coming in, so this is a great opportunity to have a look around the café and sample our homemade scones. The Orchard Café has a very welcoming atmosphere and we want people to come along to find out more about the lunch club we will be launching on Monday 24 July and what the local Age UK charity can do to help you, a family member or friend.’

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: 'We are delighted to be working with Clive and his team at Orchard Café, the coffee morning is an opportunity for people to get together and find out more about the support available through Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin. We also hope to establish a regular lunch club at the café to bring people together so they create new links and friendships.'

People are invited to drop in to Orchard Café anytime from 9.30am-12.00pm on Monday 10 July and they are welcome on their own or with company. Parking is available but spaces are limited.

For more information about the event contact Susan Stefiuk at Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin on 01743 233 123 or Clive at Orchard Café on 01743 242 118.

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