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Carriages Cafe, at Newark Castle train station, offers free meals to those in self-isolation because of the coronavirus




The community has rallied round the elderly and vulnerable.

Carriages Cafe, at Newark Castle train station, is offering two-course meals to those in need, which can be ordered over the phone and either delivered to the door or collected.

The gesture is because its regular community cafes have had to be cancelled due to coronavirus.

Carriages offering free meals for people to collect and put table 8 outside in the car park so people ordering take-aways can pick up meals without people interaction..Owner of Carriages Wendy Baird. 200320DD1-2. (32032932)
Carriages offering free meals for people to collect and put table 8 outside in the car park so people ordering take-aways can pick up meals without people interaction..Owner of Carriages Wendy Baird. 200320DD1-2. (32032932)

Owner Wendy Baird (above) said: “We had to close but we still want to be there for the community.”

Community cafes take place on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, where guests receive a three-course meal for £3.

But now Wendy and the team are offering the meals for a donation, if possible, or else offering the two-course meal for free to keep offering the service to their customers and to make sure those in isolation are still receiving a hot meal.

Wendy said: “We are doing what we can to be able to help people in need, and keep the economy going too.”

The meals can be collected at the specially-located table eight in the station carpark, or delivered if customers live nearby.



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