Hospice charity’s first coffee shop

August 28 2015

ST Peter's Hospice has launched its first ever coffee shop in Horfield as an additional way to raise funds for patient care.

ST Peter's Hospice has launched its first ever coffee shop in Horfield as an additional way to raise funds for patient care.

The Nonesuch Cup coffee shop, which has been named after the flower of Bristol, is located next door to the charity’s flagship department store in Gloucester Road and was opened following customer demand.

The coffee shop offers locally sourced coffees and teas as well as breads, cereals, freshly made sandwiches and cakes with indoor and outdoor spaces available for customers to enjoy.

It is hoped that revenue from the coffee shop will go towards the £18,630 which is required every day to keep the hospice and its community care services running. The coffee shop was opened by Bristol broadcasters Pat Hart and Sherrie Eugene-Hart.
Paul Chivers, head of retail at St Peter’s Hospice, said: “This is an incredibly exciting launch for us as it marks our first ever coffee shop to be opened in Bristol.

“We are constantly looking for more ways to generate income in order to provide the level of patient care we have become known for. Over the years customers and supporters have suggested a venture of this kind so we thought why not?

“The coffee shop is next door to our department store in Horfield, which is one of our busiest shops. We hope the café will really become part of the local community and will receive as much support as our shops across the city do.

“Everything is locally sourced with teas and coffees from Bristol-based roastery Wogan Coffees and bread from Anstees Bakery in Lodge Causeway. Our customers will not only enjoy great refreshments, the cake will be totally guilt-free as funds raised will be going to a much-loved cause.

“All being well, we plan to open more cafes in the future in other areas of the city.”

As Bristol’s only adult hospice, St Peter’s Hospice cares for more than 2,670 patients each year as well as supporting family members.

All services are provided free of charge but this care costs over £18k a day. For around £14k of that, the hospice relies on gifts in wills, kind donations and funds generated by the hospice shops.

To find out more about St Peter’s Hospice,  visit www.stpetershospice.org.

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