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Hundreds celebrate 10 years of much loved community café

A much-loved community café welcomed hundreds of customers to celebrate a decade serving of people throughout Wetherby and its surrounding villages.

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) originally set up its WiSE Owl Café as a social hub for older residents- but the facility has since developed into a thriving café offering a safe space to meet for people of all ages three days a week.

To mark its 10 years of operation, the café at Boston Spa Village Hall offered customers a free glass of fizz and a piece of cake.

Christine, who runs the café with Jane, said: “Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate our anniversary with us. We had lots of lovely feedback – some from people who have been coming to the café since it launched.

“The time has gone so fast, but we are still so proud to be able to offer this service and deliver it each week to a high standard. Here’s to the next 10 years!”

WISE is a registered charity organisation part funded by Leeds City Council (LCC). Its aim is to improve quality of life for the over 60s by providing community based activities, information, help and support. It was recently given the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which is equivalent to an MBE.

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