Bus Park Café Gets Local MP’s Backing

Heather Wheeler, MP for South Derbyshire, has added her support to the drive to get the Swadlincote Bus Park Café back on the road after a difficult 12 months.

The Café, a charitable organisation, was founded by the late Gill Farrington, a former Councillor for Woodville on South Derbyshire District Council, and has run successfully for a number of years. Its mission is to prepare and deliver meals to those who are unable to cook for themselves. Those using the service can receive meals for five days a week, delivered to their door by volunteers. There is also the option of food for the weekend and meals provided can be either hot or cold.

The Café is generously supported by Sainsbury’s and Foundation Derbyshire, however, the charity’s trustees are urgently looking for members of the public to volunteer to help its organising committee plan for the future.

Commenting on her support for the charity, Heather Wheeler MP said:

“The Bus Park Café is a brilliant local cause providing a vital service to elderly residents and those with health conditions but it has fallen on hard times recently.

The current trustees are doing their very best to keep the charity going but they can’t do this without public support from volunteers and via donations.

I very much hope that the people of Swadlincote and the wider South Derbyshire area will consider what they can do to help this very worthwhile cause.”

You can find out more about the Swadlincote Bus Park Café by visiting http://www.busparkcafeswadlincote.co.uk/ or calling 01283 480 603.