A new weekly community café aiming to help people make connections and tackle loneliness has been launched in Bainsford.

The Snowdrop Cafe – which is primarily a space for people of any age to meet, have a cuppa and a blether takes place at the Bainsford Community Hall on Tuesdays 12.30-2.30pm.

The café has been set up by volunteers in the local community in partnership with Strathcarron Hospice Compassionate Communities team.

Jayne Lamond, Strathcarron Hospice, said: “What was originally a befriending idea to combat loneliness -  The Snowdrop Café - is open to all and a safe and happy community meeting place.

“We would like to thank the volunteers of the Bainsford and Langlees communities for helping to set up the Café in their area.

“People support and help other people - connections made and friendships forged can mean the world. Strathcarron helps with the setting up of the Snowdrop Cafés which are then run by your local community, for your local community and all the money donated is put back into the café running costs.”

The first Snowdrop Café was launched in Denny and there are now 6 Café’s in the Forth Valley area:

  • Haggs Parish Church Hall, Mondays 1pm-3pm
  • Tillicoultry Parish Church, Mondays 1pm - 3pm
  • Falkirk Trinity Church, Mondays 1pm - 3pm
  • Bainsford Community Hall, Tuesdays 12.30-2.30pm
  • Denny Westpark Church Hall, Thursday 1pm - 3pm
  • Fallin Church Hall, Fridays, 12.30pm - 2pm

If you're interested in coming along, or would even like to enquire how to start up your own Snowdrop Café where you live, get in touch with Strathcarron Hospice’s Compassionate Community Team via email: [email protected].

Find out more about our Snowdrop Cafes