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Ashgate Hospice > Ashgate Hospice’s Clowne coffee shop continues to offer warm space for community

People are being offered a space to stay warm and enjoy a complimentary bite to eat at a coffee shop ran by Ashgate Hospice in Clowne.

The charity first introduced a warm space for those struggling to heat their homes at its Ashgate Coffee Co shop in Mill Green Way, Clowne last year.

The initiative, which was launched in conjunction with Derbyshire County Council’s The Warm Spaces scheme, has continued in 2024.

Anyone who asks for a “winter warmer” at the till point of the café will receive a hot drink, as well as a slice of toast, teacake or crumpet.

The offer is available Monday to Sunday in the mornings from 10am to 11:30am and again in the afternoons between 2pm and 4pm.

Laura Stevens, Head of Retail at Ashgate Hospice, said: “Our coffee shop is already a great meeting place for local people within the community, so we’re pleased to be able to give something back in recognition of the incredible support we receive from everyone in Clowne.

“Whatever your personal circumstances, you’re more than welcome to pop in during our warm space sessions – you’ll be welcomed with open arms and there’ll be no-questions-asked from any of our team.

“Just head to our till point, ask us for a “winter warmer” and we’ll get your coffee or tea and a bite to eat over to you right away!”

The initiative was last year backed by Derbyshire County Council, which has provided the hospice with a grant of £3,000 to fund the scheme.

The hospice, which cares for patients and their families across North Derbyshire, has been supported by the Clowne community at its coffee shop since 2016.

Ashgate Hospice must raise £9 million over and above NHS funding in order to fund its services for patients in their own homes and at its site in Old Brampton.

For more information, please speak to a member of the Ashgate Clowne Coffee Co team instore or by calling 01246 813 594.