Leyland gets a unique new coffee lounge

Tuesday 10th August 2010

Roccoco, a new coffee lounge, has just opened in Leyland but it is no ordinary coffee lounge! Local residents can also benefit from a unique advice service whilst enjoying a coffee, along with one of the freshly baked cakes or pastries.

This unique venture, which is situated on Chapel Brow, Leyland has been founded by the Brothers of Charity in conjunction with Help Direct, and will provide advice on a wide range of issues from benefit advice through to housing problems. The centre will also provide help for residents with learning difficulties in a comfortable and friendly environment. All profits from the venture will go to charity.

Richard Stowe, head of specialised day support at Brothers of Charity comments "We think this a fantastic project and partnership that will not only provide a much needed facility within Leyland town centre but will also provide the people with learning disabilities the opportunity to showcase their skills and talents with our support".

Suzanne Gallagher a solicitor at Preston based law firm Marsden Rawsthorn, handled the purchase of the property and also advised Brothers of Charity on its agreement with Help Direct/ Age Concern. Suzanne comments "Hopefully the project will be a great success and they can take the idea to other local towns. It's a unique idea/concept for Leyland and well worthy of being shouted about particularly when services are being cut to the bone all across the UK! I think it's a very noble and community spirited concept. It was a fantastic venture to become involved with as a solicitor and a wish them the best of luck for the future."

Date for the Diary! Preston FM will be taking their road show to Roccoco in the summer. For two weeks in July Preston FM will broadcast live shows from the coffee lounge. The road show will begin on the 12th and hopefully help raise the awareness of both the charities and the fabulous coffee and cakes available.

Author: Administrator

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