Pay it forward officially launched

Pay it Forward launched at the Compass Wellbeing Cafe

Someone once said “We can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone”. Poverty can often go hand in hand with social isolation, anxiety and depression. Participating in normal daily activities, such as visiting a cafe, can help to combat this.

Compass Wellbeing is inviting customers to purchase a “Pay it Forward” item from the Wellbeing Café menu. These items will be issued, in the form of vouchers, to our neighbours at Taunton Foodbank to give to their customers, choosing those who can benefit most from the opportunity to visit our friendly, welcoming cafe.

Georgie Newson, Catering Supervisor said “Customers can choose to purchase one or more items from our menu to “Pay it Forward”, maybe a warming hot chocolate or a tasty Panini, or surrender their loyalty card bonus as a “Pay it Forward voucher”

Michelle Edwards, Wellbeing Centre Manager said “This initiative is designed to help people in need have the opportunity to do what most of us take for granted. A quick pit stop for a tasty bite or refreshment is something that we all enjoy and if by “Paying it Forward” others can share in this social activity then it has to be worthwhile”

Richard Pitman, CEO, said “As a local charity we like to support other charities and good causes and this is a great way to work together to benefit people in our local community”

The Wellbeing Café is part of Compass Wellbeing, a new, accessible centre, tucked away on the Belvedere Trading Estate in Taunton, offering a range of fully inclusive activities, groups and social events including; hydrotherapy, a sensory playroom, toddler groups, groups for young disabled people and young carers aged 11-16, social groups for families, exercise and wellbeing activities, including yoga and mindfulness and so much more.

For more information on our “Pay if Forward” initiative please contact the Wellbeing Team on 01823 475250, email info@compasswellbeing.org.uk, visit their website at here or find them on Facebook.

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