Our afternoon tea in Durham’s friendly indoor market has been such a success that the team in the market want to extend the project to provide even more older people with good food and company!
Café Cenno in Durham Market Hall is launching a brand new monthly ‘Gentlemen’s Breakfast’, with the aim of giving the older generation of men in the area the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy bacon and eggs together.
Additionally, anyone joining the first breakfast will get the opportunity to meet – and quiz – TalkSPORT radio’s voice from the North East, Graham Courtney (pictured left).
The monthly ‘Gentlemen’s Breakfast’ will take place on the third Wednesday of each month, with the first on Wednesday 20th May, from 9.15 to 10.45am. For £3.50 per person, gents can enjoy a Café Cenno Full English Breakfast with toast, and tea or coffee as well as entertainment, and company
The Gentlemen’s Breakfast is organised by Age UK County Durham as part of their ‘Come Eat Together’ project (which recently won funding through the Big Lottery’s Silver Dreams) in partnership with Durham Markets Company and Ian and Joanne Kennedy, proprietors of Café Cenno. ‘Come Eat Together’ won Best Health Project in the National Lottery Awards 2014. The Gentleman’s Breakfast builds on the success of the monthly Afternoon Teas which were launched in September 2014, both of which aim to combat loneliness by bringing older members of our communities together over good food.
Colin Wilkes, Managing Director of Durham Markets, commented: “Our Afternoon Tea has proved really popular, and drawn ladies from around the region. Now we really want to create an opportunity where the men can enjoy eating together and meet others just like them.”
Mark Dunne-Willows, Deputy Chief Executive of Age UK County Durham said: “Our Come Eat Together project aims to combat loneliness as well as to help older people have a better diet. We are delighted that Café Cenno and Durham Markets are working with us and we are particularly looking forward to the wit and wisdom of Graham Courtney at this first breakfast. We want to get the message out that no one needs to be lonely, and that everyone is welcome.”
The Gentlemen’s Breakfast costs £3.50 per person. Places are limited, and must be booked in advance. To reserve a place, please call 0191 374 6577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.