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Coffee, cake and volunteering opportunities on offer at new Charity Café

Firefighters Charity needs volunteers

The Fire Fighters Charity is excited to announce the launch of The Stables Café at Harcombe House, its 300-acre Devon centre offering mental health and wellbeing support to fire service personnel.

Opening on 31 October, the Café will offer a variety of hot and cold food, barista coffee and snacks and will generate vital funds for the Charity, allowing it to help more members of the fire service community facing challenges to their mental health.

Situated near the picturesque village of Chudleigh and just ten miles from Exeter City Centre, Harcombe House was visited by HRH Prince of Wales in 2019, who reopened the site after an extensive refurbishment to establish it as a centre of excellence for mental health.

A century-old rustic barn at Harcombe House has been converted to create The Stables Café, which can seat up to 60 people in its plush interior and picturesque veranda.

Speaking ahead of the Café’s launch, The Fire Fighters Charity’s Head of Estates and Facilities, Richard Jenkins said: “We’re delighted to open the doors of The Stables Café and to welcome our first customers on 31 October.

We’ve got a great menu – with a Halloween treat or two – and a really lovely environment for people to relax in. What makes us different of course is that, with every coffee and slice of cake they buy, our customers will be making a life-changing difference to fire service personnel from Devon and across the UK. So, on their behalf, I look forward to welcoming everyone to Harcombe House and The Stables Café.”

The Fire Fighters Charity is also looking to recruit volunteers to help at The Stables Café.

New volunteers are promised a highly rewarding role, with the opportunity to give back to their community and support active and retired members of the fire and rescue services community. Preparing and serving locally produced food and refreshments, successful applicants will receive a comprehensive induction and training to support them in the role.

Anyone interested in volunteering phone 01626 853639 or click here to find out more.

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