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COMING SOON: Preview day takes place as Chorleywood cricket pavilion café prepares to finally open

 Published on: 16th January 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A preview day for the Mission EmployAble-run café inside the new Chorleywood Cricket Club pavilion has taken place, with the charity’s interns honing their skills before the big opening.

Going ahead on Thursday, January 12, attendees included those who had helped fundraise some of the £2 million that’s gone into the project, representatives from the cricket club, the local MP Gagan Mohindra and our own CHORLEYWOODnews journalist.

There, patrons were able to look around the modern surroundings and enjoy a menu which included cakes, sandwiches, burgers, a soup of the day and a Welsh rarebit amongst other items.

The serving staff in the café consisted of young adults with learning disabilities, who Mission EmployAble helps find work through their supported internships.

Erica Bendall of Mission EmployAble, who hosted the preview event, spoke to CHORLEYWOODnews about how the whole project came about.

She said: “Chorleywood was chosen for its location, but the beauty of it was that the cricket club was looking for a partner, and it couldn’t be a better fit.”

Though the café’s exact opening date still has yet to be announced, the venue has been confirmed to be dog-friendly, with options catering for vegetarians, vegans, those with gluten intolerance or anyone with allergies. There will also be a breakfast and lunch menu.

To find out more about the café and Mission EmployAble’s work, visit their website.

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