You'll remember our friendly faces and amazing teas, coffees and cakes from our Community Cafes held over several years at The Wonston Arms.
Well, now we have moved to a new home - here at The Victoria Hall every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9.30am until midday. Last orders 11.45am.
2021 dates and charities
Wednesday 15th September - Welcome back
Wednesday 20th October - Blood Cancer UK
Wednesday 17th November - Little Hearts Matter
Wednesday 15th December - Christmas charity TBC
We support many local charities. Please come to see us. You won't be disappointed!
For further information please contact Margaret Sandford
Our history so far
The Wonston Community Cafe was started in October 2015 by local residents in Wonston with the twin aims of providing a coffee morning for local residents and raising funds for charities. For the first four years, the cafe was hosted by landlord Matt Todd of The Wonston Arms. Each month a small army of volunteers would bake delicious cakes for the cafe whilst another small army would run the cafe. Over time, the cafe's success grew, pulling in customers from much further afield than the parish of Wonston.
Between October 2015 and February 2020 the Wonston Community Cafe raised an impressive £8, 808 for both local and national charities. The charities supported ranged from very local - Winchester & Countess of Brecknock Hospices, Boaz, Winchester Bereavement, the village defibrillator fund - to larger national charities including Blood Cancer UK, Macmillan and Clic Sergeant.
In March 2020 the Covid pandemic saw the cafe close for 18 months and sadly, Matt was unable to continue supporting us through the use of The Wonston Arms. Not to be deterred the volunteers researched local venues and will re-open the cafe in the Victoria Hall, Sutton Scotney from September 2021.
The organisers of the cafe would like to thank everyone who has made the cafe such a success: the volunteers who bake and run the cafe, Matt for hosting us for so long, and our customers who support the cafe and the charitable causes with their time and very generous donations.
For details of the charities we are supporting each month, please see this page, The Dever News and Sutton Scotney's Face Book page.