Fresh Hope Launch Presentation and Video

At our recent launch event held on the 5th of May, Tony and I presented to those attending, explaining where Fresh Hope had come from and where we look to be going.  The attached presentation in no way communicates the full story and we did not record the event.  Nevertheless for those of you who were not there, it gives … Read More

Emma’s Cakes “take the biscuit”


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The School House Café has been open for about 4 months now and we are seeing a growing community of customers. If you haven’t been there please pop in to see it and do try one of Emma’s cakes.   Today you could try one of our best sellers, Millionaire Shortbread or a gluten free, Salted Caramel Brownie.  Alternatively you could try a … Read More

Finding Balance

As I sit in my office today, waiting in for a security camera to be delivered, I realise that it is two weeks since the official opening of the School House Café and therefore two weeks since I started writing my October blog for Fresh Hope. And today is the 3rd of November, whoops! Reflecting on the last few weeks … Read More

The Birth of a Community Café


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About three years ago, I was talking with my colleagues about how we might help people who were struggling get back into employment. Yes they will need skills, but most importantly they needed to rediscover their self confidence. At the same time we identified two people in our church, Ollie and Maddie who wanted to open a community Café in … Read More