A charitable integrated organisation (CIO) 1176548

Our Donators

Momentum Business Development

Our website and continual help with fundraising has been provided pro bono by Duncan, Chris, Rob and the Momentum team in London. Thank you all for the tremendous support you have given and continue to give.. and for all the laughs along the way!


Torbay Half Marathon

Su and Marie have both worked at the Community Health and Social Care Team in Newton Abbot for the last few years and have seen first-hand what a valuable community resource the café is in promoting the independence of people with a learning disability and providing them with opportunities for work experience and employment.

They ran on 12th September 2021 and with the money they raised we were able to purchase our display chilling unit which can be seen in pride of place on the front counter.

Christmas Carols

In 2019 and 2020 we raised a total of £1000 by singing carols outside our local Sainsburys with the help of many friends.

In 2021 we were supported by Spectrum Music who carolled for us 3 times a week throughout December at a variety of venues including Sainsburys, Tesco, Morrison’s and Marks and Spencer.

An incredible total of £3000 was raised.

Big Lottery Fund

Fantastic news!! We have been awarded £10,000 from the big lottery. This means we can start building works next year. We still need more funds so please continue to support us.

The Masons

A big thank you to Newton Abbot Lodge and the wider Devon Masons who together have donated £1,250 towards our project.

Rotary Club of Newton Abbot

Thank you to the www.rotarynewtonabbot.org for a wonderful golf day. Thank you Martin at firewatch for producing our wonderful publicity material. We are delighted for your support and the fantastic donation of £1,200. Thanks we really appreciate it.

Beth Neal and the Peru ultra-marathon team

A big thanks and congratulations to Beth and the girls for completing the ultra-marathon in Peru and raising £485.

Further Athletic Achievements

Congratulations and thanks to Bill Verwey who completed an ultra-marathon and Ben Clarvis an Ironman, both collecting sponsorships to our cause totalling £4000.

Land’s End to John O’Groats

6 friends cycled (well Mark actually drove the support vehicle) the entire distance in May/June 2021 as we emerged from lockdown and raised the funds to pay for a manager in the café for a full 6 months.

Bradfords Building Supplies

Bradfords Building Supplies have given our charity £1,000 worth of building supplies for the renovation. Thanks we really appreciate it.

The Avenue Church

The Avenue Church donated £1,000 in 2018 with proceeds from their annual pantomime. We are very grateful for their ongoing support.

Our heartfelt thanks to Devon County Council via Creative Innovation and Growth, who are generously contributing 50% of the capital costs to the project.

Kingsteignton Tennis Club

Kingsteignton Tennis Club have contributed to us regularly over the last 2 years with funds raised from social events and fun tennis tournaments. Thank you!

Refrigeration Discount Services

Refrigeration Discount Services in Newton Abbot are supplying us several substantial kitchen appliances free of charge and some others at cost price. Thank you Phil and your team!

People’s Postcode Lottery

In November 2019, we were successful with our application to the Postcode Lottery for a grant of £15,000 towards our project. This has been a huge boost and will assist us greatly to stay within budget.


Jewsons have also generously offered us £1,000 of materials and further supplies at a competitive rate. We are very grateful for your support. Thank you!


Howdens in Newton Abbot have designed our kitchen area and are gifting us a substantial proportion of necessary units. A big thank you to Neil and his team.

Dulux Decorator Centre

A large proportion of the paint and associated materials for our project has been donated by the Dulux Decorator Centre in Brunel Road. We are very grateful for your support especially as we were able to obtain the supplies before lockdown commenced.

Kingskerswell Annual Beer Festival

For the last 2 years, we have been grateful recipients from charity donations generated from the huge success of Kingskerswell’s annual beer festival. Multiple local charities have benefited and we are proud to be recognised with the support of this charitable trust.

Parker’s of Newton Abbot

Parker’s of Newton Abbot have been incredibly supportive with a large donation to our funds. We thank the Parker’s team very much and wish them all the best with the recent expansion of their premises.

Teignbridge District Council

We wish to thank three of our local councillors for their support with both encouragement and grants from their funds. Gordon Hook, Janet Bradford and David Cox. Teignbridge District Council have also been supportive of our project and granted us a sizeable contribution towards the costs of asbestos removal.

Wollens Solicitors

Michael Cosgrave and the team at Wollens Solicitors inform us that they are
 “delighted to be supporting such an inspired project“. We are certainly extremely appreciative of the legal advice and support they have donated entirely “pro bono”. Thank you!

Norman Family Charitable Trust

We applied for a grant from Norman Family Charitable Trust who promised to donate £1,000 once our project was underway and viable. They have been as good as their word and we do appreciate this donation from this worthy charity that supports others.

Metcalfe Allen

Jerry from Metcalfe Allen is supporting us hugely with his time and generosity in providing us with CCTV and an alarm system. He is also committed to continuing to provide updates and support once we are operating as a cafe. Thank you.

Newton Abbot College

Newton Abbot College have raised money to donate defibrillators to sites in and around our town. We have been extremely fortunate to have chosen to receive one and not only the cafe but the users of the tennis courts, the croquet club and indeed all users of the Park will benefit from the reassurance this will provide.

Jay’s Aim

Jay’s Aim have been instrumental in facilitating this and we thank all the students and trustees of this charity who have worked together to make this possible.


All slabs for the ramp were donated by Glendinnings . We are very privileged to receive their support . Thank you very much.


AGF is the Andy Gunn Foundation who kindly donated money to purchase our coffee machine and water heater. They also continue to support us. 


AUK kindly donated our COVID materials and hygiene supplies. They have continued to support us with a generous discount on all further supplies.

A big thank you to Dorothy Williams and to Judith and Julian Knight, who have all made very significant donations towards our target.