MP hails the work of volunteers at cafe which has raised thousands for charity

Steve Barclay at Nellie's Community Cafe, in Sutton.

Steve Barclay at Nellie's Community Cafe, in Sutton. - Credit: Archant

MP Steve Barclay dropped in for a cup of coffee at a volunteer-run community café in Sutton, this week.

Mr Barclay joined villagers at Nellie’s Community Café, which runs twice a month at Scott Court.

The café has 10 volunteers who serve up lunches, snacks, tea and cakes to up to 50 people at each of the two sessions.

The café runs on the second Wednesday and last Friday of the month from 10am to 2pm.

All profits from Nellie’s are given to charity and so far there has been more than £8,000 raised for good causes, both national and local.


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Diners receive a coloured token and are asked to vote for one of two charities nominated every six months. Money raised is then divided between the two depending on the number of votes received.

Charities that have been supported so far include Magpas, the local Friday Games Club, Sutton’s GP surgery and Help for Heroes.

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Mr Barclay said: “Nellie’s is a great community asset. It gives people a chance to get together for a chat, while supporting good causes.

“The volunteers do a brilliant job and it was really enjoyable to drop in on Friday to see the work they do and meet some of those enjoying the food on offer.”

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