Dancing Goat Coffee donates Free Machine to the Charity St. Vincent’s
A charismatic Yorkshire coffee business has donated a coffee machine to a Community Café based in St Vincent’s Support Centre, a vital charity fighting poverty in Leeds. Dancing Goat Coffee, a family run supplier of bespoke premium coffee blends and commercial coffee machines donated the traditional espresso machine last week. St Vincent’s, which is located on York Road in Leeds aims to improve the lives of those living in poverty throughout the city, and the café is the central hub of the caring charity.
Dancing Goat Coffee proudly trades all their products with a conscience. Ensuring they are aware that both their coffee and tea produce has a traceable and ethical trading process from bean to your cup. With this in mind the company has taken this ethos a step further, following suit a bit closer to home by supporting Vincent’s café. Keeping those much needed refills pouring into the future. Ian Noble, Director at Dancing Goat Coffee said ‘St. Vincent’s approached us asking if we would like to support the work the charity does in the local community, seeing they already had a cafe I felt we could help expand its menu, raise the profit per cup and offer an improved product all from the introduction of a traditional espresso machine. We also gave some training for those operating the machines. Feedback from the cafe regulars and staff onsite has been fantastic and from a personal point of view being able to help this charity to continue to deliver the crucial debt & financial advice/financial education it offers has been a warming result.’
Paul Sloan from St Vincent’s went onto add ‘the donation of the coffee machine has made a two-fold difference to date. The first is that Vincent’s café can now offer a quality range of coffees, rather than just a spoonful of instant and water. The second is that by donating the machine, we have saved so much money not having to purchase or rent a machine. The generosity of Dancing Goat has allowed us to keep our coffee prices affordable for our customers, many of who are among the poorest people in Leeds. Hopefully over time we will develop a good reputation in the local area for serving quality coffee, which in turn will help to boost trade.”
If you have never tried a cup of Dancing Goat Coffee now you can taste the delights of their premium blends at the same time as supporting the crucial charity St Vincent’s at their café, which is open 9-3 on weekdays.
1. General Information
Dancing Goat Coffee
York / Harrogate / Leeds
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St. Vincent’s Support Centre
82, York Road
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3. About St. Vincent’s
We have a small but professional team who run all of the services below. We run on a shoestring but we’re all dedicated to helping people out of poverty.
All the info is on our website but here is a quick summary of the services.
We have a drop in session every Monday from 10:30 – 12:30. This is a great way for people to get help and advice with debt issues.
In addition to this we have 3 debt advisors and 1 welfare rights worker who give ongoing debt advise through appointments.
We are the largest provider of free ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) in Leeds and have lots of other courses running throughout the year such as IT skills and health & safety.
We are the only provider of free ongoing counselling in Leeds. Our service is unique as we will help people for as long as they need us.
We aren’t a food bank but thanks to the kind donations of tinned food we are able to supply one off emergency food parcels to people in extreme need.
This is our free work programme that gives people skills, work experience, confidence and job searching skills.
This runs every Wednesday from 14:00 – 16:00 and helps people look for jobs, write a CV, interview practice and career guidance.
Low cost shop
Our shop is very economical and sells a wide range of vital things (clothes, shoes, furniture, household goods etc).
Low cost Café
Our café is also very low cost and we have a pay it forward scheme where people can get a free hot drink. We also give free soup to people in emergency need.
Our supported volunteering programme helps people gain skills, experience and confidence. Our volunteers are invaluable to us and we run a number of events to celebrate their work throughout the year.
We hire out our rooms from £10.
We have a free Christmas lunch celebration and give out free Christmas food hampers to hundreds of people.
4. St Vincents Logo’s