Friday 8th March saw the launch of Colin’s Nest Coffee Shop, a not-for-profit café at Birds Hill Nursing Home, attended by local VIPs, including the Mayor of Bournemouth, the Mayor of Poole and AFC Bournemouth.
Colin’s Nest Coffee Shop, a not-for-profit café run by Crumbs and funded by Luxurycare Group, welcomed a range of VIPs and Patrons to the launch of the café on Friday 8th March. The café, which is based at Birds Hill Nursing Home, focuses on helping their mixed-ability trainees achieve life skills and professional development, with all profits being invested back in to the charity.
The launch of Colin’s Nest Coffee Shop was well-attended by patrons of Crumbs and Luxurycare Group, as well as local VIPs. The Mayor of Poole, Cllr Gabriel and the Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Borthwick were both present for the launch of the café. Crumbs is the official Club Staff Charity of AFC Bournemouth who also had representatives present.
Poole Mayor, Cllr Gabriel, gave a speech to attendees about the brand-new café. Speaking about the effect the café will have on the local area, The Mayor of Poole expressed how the café will offer a community-orientated experience for people who visit the café.
Cllr Gabriel said:
“Colin’s Nest is a great addition to Poole. The cafés’ aim to unite people of different ages, cultures, and backgrounds to socialise over the traditional past time of tea, coffee and a slice of cake – is an admirable one and a fantastic community project.”
Colin’s Nest is now open for all, with thanks to Luxurycare Group which fully funded the refurbishment of the café which took 5 months to complete. Luxurycare Group provided tables, chairs and all the furnishings and equipment needed for Colin’s Nest to get started.
Luxurycare Group Founder, Kevin Gunputh, said:
“To see so many people at the launch is a great compliment to Colin’s Nest Coffee Shop. From speaking with attendees, it was very encouraging to hear the positive feedback on the café and its facilities. I am so glad that Luxurycare Group is a part of it.”
Representatives from Lloyds Bank Foundation were also present at the launch. Lloyds Bank Foundation awarded Crumbs a grant of £74,950 to enable the charity to employ a full-time Work Experience Supervisor over the next three years.
Ursula Boardman, Training Services Manager of Crumbs, said:
“This is a fantastic start to Colin’s Nest, which will be a key hub for training and development. It was very kind of all the VIPs, Patrons and Trustees to attend the event and I hope they will visit us again soon.”
Colin’s Nest is located at 25 Birds Hill Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 2GJ and opens between 10am – 2pm, serving light lunches, cakes, teas, coffees, paninis and more.