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Much loved community café to hit 10 year milestone

A much-loved community café marks a major milestone next month as it celebrates a decade of serving 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 will be offering a free glass of fizz and a piece of cake when it opens its doors from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 January.

Christine, who runs the café with Jane, said: “A huge thank you must also go to the staff at Boston Spa Village Hall, who have always totally supported and helped us with the cafe. Our 10-year anniversary is a massive achievement for all involved and we are so proud to have reached that milestone

“We still pride ourselves in our fresh, made-to-order menu using local suppliers where possible. Many of our wonderful hard working volunteers and bakers are still with us which shows how much the café is loved.”

WISE is a registered charity organisation partially funded by Leeds City Council (LCC). Its aim is to improve the 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. For more information, visit


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