Can you help the Old Cottage Coffee Shop bring Christmas cheer to older people?

Old Cottage Coffee Shop
You can also pick up some Christmas cards in the Old Cottage Coffee Shop

Last year, during what was a bleak Christmas when most of us were obeying the pandemic restrictions, the good people at the Old Cottage Coffee Shop in Charlton Park delivered cards, gifts and Christmas meals to older people on 25 December. Some 120 local people helped out by chipping in with cards, gifts and donations.

They’re doing it again this year. Can you help the cafe’s Mimi and Michael by donating gifts and writing cards? If you can, drop in at the cafe (open Wed-Sun, 9am-4pm) or drop them a message on Twitter (@oldcoffeeshop).


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Old Cottage Coffee Shop customers rally round for Christmas – and raise £1,000 for hospice

Old Cottage Cafe
The cafe was unable to open for Christmas, but scores of people helped anyway

More than 120 customers of the Old Cottage Coffee Shop in Charlton Park rallied round to help 24 elderly people have a happy Christmas, writing cards and helping to deliver food.

The cafe usually invites older people round for Christmas dinner – but with that not possible this year, it asked customers – including readers of The Charlton Champion – to help with donations of gifts, food and money, and to help drive the parcels to the recipients’ homes.

As well as the gifts and food, 280 cards were written, and a total of £1,619 was raised – meaning £1,031 can be given to the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice.

Help came from as far away as St Thomas a Becket primary school in Abbey Wood, whose pupils sent cards, while the Co-op in Charlton Village, Tesco in Woolwich and Hachi Sushi Grill, also in Woolwich, helped out too.


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Can you help the Old Cottage Coffee Shop’s 2020 Christmas appeal?

Old Cottage Cafe
Can you help the Old Cottage Coffee Shop this Christmas?

The Old Cottage Coffee Shop in Charlton Park is one of the area’s local gems. Earlier this year, its owners Michael and Mimi were delivering food to the vulnerable during the spring lockdown. And every Christmas Day, it has hosted festive dinners for the elderly.

Things are different this year – so they are making 24 boxes to deliver to older people on Christmas Day. And Michael and Mimi are asking for your help.

Can you write a Christmas card for each person? Michael and Mimi will send you a name and you can write a personal message.

Can you donate presents and snacks for nine men and 15 women?

Can you help deliver on Christmas Day between 11am and noon?

…or could you donate cash to help the project?

If you can help, drop in at the cafe (open Wed-Sun, 9am-4pm), text 07737 922 792 or email m.speak9[at]icloud.co.uk.


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