Members of the Robertswood Rangers FC (RRFC) are excited to announce that the opening of their new café was a real success.
The club’s previous café was burnt down by vandals in 2019 and the new café was made possible thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Chalfont St Peter community, which raised around £8,000.
The opening of the café took place on October 16 and the long-awaited day brought happiness to many kids and local families.
Club chair, Kate Dunkley, said: “We are so thrilled to see our cafe now officially open and have been bowled over by the generosity of our community in helping to fund it. It will be a much needed and valued resource for the club and school.”
The grand opening saw the volunteers who ran the former cafe that burnt down come back to cut the ribbon.
Volunteers Angela Congerton and Mandy Wolfe said: “After the devastation of our much-loved cafe we are so pleased to see it has been able to continue, with an amazing new converted container which has been installed by volunteers of local businesses and parents. It’s a shame our time is over at Robertswood Rangers as the new kitchen is fantastic!”
Treasurer of RRFC, Kirsty Etherington thanked all volunteers who helped get the new café in place.
She said: “Huge thank you goes to all the volunteers who helped get the new cafe in place. This includes the groundwork team from HS2 Align as well as Rob’s Renovations and Warren at Howden’s Uxbridge for their generosity and time.”
Speaking about the previous café, Kirsty commented: “One evening in November a couple of years ago, some kids had gone to the field trying to find something of value and we think they couldn’t find what they wanted so they burnt the place down.
“A lot of people were gutted, especially the people who have been involved with it from many many years ago as they poured their life and soul into it.”
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