A charity is celebrating its first six months in business this month running the cafe at Alyn Waters Country Park.

Groundwork North Wales took over management of the Caffi Cyfle on behalf of Wrexham Council earlier this year.

With the introduction of new menus featuring locally sourced, fresh and sustainable ingredients, visitors to the café can enjoy freshly prepared and locally sourced homemade food and cakes.

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Alyn Waters cafe

The café has continued to welcome the wide range of visitors that enjoy the benefits Alyn Waters Country park has to offer.

Groundwork North Wales has been able to continue to support the volunteer opportunities provided to adult social services. It is their aspiration to develop Caffi Cyfle to support people with learning difficulties to gain new skills and experiences.

Martin Grice, from Wrexham, who lives independently in supported living, volunteers at Caffi Cyfle two days a week. Martin is learning new skills and making a full contribution helping to run the café and has an important role serving customers and preparing food.

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Ben Lloyd and Colin Brentnall

He said: "I am glad I am still able to go to Alyn Waters and Caffi Cyfle. I like making the cakes and serving the customers.

"I do washing and drying the pots sometimes. I like being busy."

Martin’s mum Jackie said: "It is such a relief that Martin has the opportunity to go to Caffi Cyfle and it is good to see that he has a good relationship with staff at the cafe."

Alongside Caffi Cyfle, Groundwork North Wales manage the conference facilities at Alyn Waters Venue in the Park.

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Ben Lloyd and Martin Grice with scones

This large, purpose built modern room is available for businesses and organisations to host meetings, seminars and other events in a unique environment with the room offering views into the park and access to the catering from Caffi Cyfle.

Venue in the Park hosts its own events for the local community and visitors from further afield to get involved with.

Octobers events start with a table top sale on Saturday, October 26, a children’s Witches and Wizard trail and pumpkin carving session on Tuesday, October 29, a Festive Afternoon tea with Fizz on November 28 to raise funds for Pedal Power, the all ability cycling charity based at Alyn Waters, a Christmas Craft and Gift Fair on Saturday, November 30, Christmas Wreath making sessions on December 7 and 8 and a Breakfast with Santa event Saturday, December 14.

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Ben Lloyd

For more details on these events and booking the conference facilities please visit www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk or email marketing@groundworknorthwales.org.uk call 01978 757 524.