Scunthorpe cafe relaunches with improved services - and every penny made goes to charity

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 9 Jan 2018

A cafe in Scunthorpe was inundated with customers keen to taste some of its delicious home cooked food at its official relaunch yesterday.

Lucy's Kitchen has opened at Age UK on Crosby Road, with every penny made from food and drink going back into the charity.

Manager Lucy Howden said she was delighted with the turnout at the official launch.

"I love it here," she said.

"I only started in September and I got such a nice welcome from all the volunteers.

"It's about giving something back and we had a lot of people in over Christmas for Christmas lunches.

"What you've got to understand is that this might be the only time people come in and speak to anyone.

Manager Lucy Howden is pictured in the newly refurbished Lucy's Kitchen, based at Age UK on Normanby Road, Scunthorpe

"I am really enjoying it and I am really passionate about it and I just want to make a difference if I can.

"It's also been really nice to have my family support me."

Also celebrating the relaunch was Andy Storey, chief executive officer for Age UK Lindsey.

He said: "We have wanted to improve the services we are able to offer and I am incredibly impressed with the work that has been happening here and with what our staff are trying to do to improve the services for our beneficiaries.

"Lucy has hit the ground running with her team to promote what we have here.

"I want to thank all the volunteers who work with Lucy. I think it is wonderful to see so many people here.

"We have some regulars here today and some new faces, which is great.

"You'd have to go a long way to find as good home cooked food and every penny made goes back to the charity."

Manager Lucy Howden (centre, standing) pictured with customers in the newly refurbished Lucy's Kitchen at Age UK on Normanby Road, Scunthorpe

Customers Pat Burton and her friend Olive Shadlock are regulars at the cafe.

They said: "It is absolutely fantastic, you couldn't ask for more.

"Lucy would do anything for you and we come twice a week."

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