Skipton-based Scoff Café has donated £500 Airedale Hospital and Community Charity’s staff wellbeing fund to support staff at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust.
Scoff is a community café run by volunteers at the Greatwood and Horseclose Community Centre. They make hot meals for people every Tuesday for a suggested £4.50 donation with all proceeds donated to local charities to support local causes. In 2022, the café received support from Tesco in Skipton, who donated food and supplies which meant that they were able to raise more for the charities.
Ray, who used to be a professional chef, does all the cooking, volunteering his time to cook for people in need. The café continued its service throughout lockdown and delivered meals to people, but now their usual service has resumed so people can meet at the café.
Airedale Hospital and Community Charity’s staff wellbeing fund is used to enhance experiences for staff at the Trust, improving staff rest areas and facilities. Some examples of what the fund has provided in the past are: water coolers to provide fresh and cool water for staff, water bottles for each member of staff to ensure they stay hydrated, picnic benches and outdoor seating areas for staff to take breaks in the fresh air, and comfortable sofas and furniture for staff rooms.
Jodie Hearnshaw, manager at Airedale Hospital & Community Charity, said:
“A big thank you to Ray and the team at Scoff Café for their continued support of our charity, and for thinking of staff at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. We really appreciate their kindness and generosity.”
Photographed: Ray from Scoff Café