Yeovil Community Church had a Charity Day at their coffee shop in the GateWay where they asked members of Yeovil Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre to come and work in the coffee shop with a difference.
Every other month the GateWay coffee shop allows a local charity to ‘man’ the till and serve by taking orders to the tables and also clearing tables when the public have finished their food and drink. The difference is, that the prices are blanked off and everyone gives a donation for all food and drink ordered.
The CAP Centre manager Steve Hart said, “We were delighted to be nominated as one of the coffee shop’s charities this year and when we take a customer’s order and explain it is a Charity Day, everyone is just so generous. In fact people give more than what the normal price would be.”
“We are not surprised that the public are so generous because there are so many charities out there that do survive on public donations, and CAP is just one of them. When I helped add up the total taken for the day, it ended up being a record Charity Day amount, with total donations coming to £1,388.77. This magnificent amount will go towards lifting people out of debt and poverty in the Yeovil area.”
The CAP team had support from the coffee shop manager Sean Pybus and his wonderful staff and it’s great to see the church showing such creativity in their aim to help charities make a difference in the local community.
The Yeovil Debt Centre, based at St Johns Church offers people a free debt counselling service which, uniquely, is done through home visits making it ideal for people in poor health or mobility issues.
Steve says, “It’s a privilege to be able to say to people that however impossible their financial situation seems, we will be able to unravel the mess and help them to become debt free. We bring them hope when everything seems so hopeless.”
“If you know you are already in crisis with unmanageable debt, please get in touch via our website capuk.org or by calling our Freephone number 0800 328 0006. We’d love to visit you and see how we can help.”