Northampton cafe hopes to make a difference by offering free delivery for pensioners

A kindhearted owner of a family-run cafe in Northampton is offering free delivery to pensioners in a bid to tackle isolation in the elderly in his community.

Monday, 16th September 2019, 6:09 pm
Nic Farrell outside his cafe, Great British Munch, on St Leonards Road, Northampton

Any OAPs in the Far Cotton and Delapre who order at least £5 worth of food or drink from Great British Munch can have it delivered to them for nothing.

And every week, one lucky elderly customer will win a freebie - all because the owner of the St Leonards Road cafe, Nic Farrell, felt the desire to give something back.

"I'm a Cotton boy born and bred and my wife Hannah used to be a carer and we were talking one night and thought there are a lot of older people you see in the cafe but then don't see again for weeks on end.

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"So we thought it would be nice to do something in the local area."

Pensioners can call the shop to make their order and a member of staff will deliver it, as well as having a chat if they feel they are particularly vulnerable or lonely.

Nic, 44, said: "If we can make a difference in someone's life by taking a few minutes out of our day then I'm all for it."

The offer started last week and Nic said a few people have made the most of it, some of whom even remember him when he was a boy.

To order, call the cafe on 01604 764111.