© South Ribble Borough Council 2019

 

New location for well-loved Veteran’s Café in South Ribble

Duke of Kent visits the Veterans Cafe, Leyland

The café is now located at 2nd Leyland Scout Hut, Eden Street in Leyland - just behind the big Tesco.

 

The café is open from 10 am to 1pm on the first and third Saturday of the month.

 

Phil Burton, Founder of the Veteran’s Cafe said. “The café has now been open for 2.5 years and it has grown beyond our wildest dreams.

“We attract veterans from all over the country as far as Newcastle and Leicester and we have regulars who enjoy the café each time it’s open.

“We’re delighted with our new location and look forward to seeing even more people come along.”

 

Established in 2016, the aim of the cafe is to give the veterans from the local area, and further afield a place to meet others from the military family, to create a place to socialise, and also to signpost veterans that have difficulties in any way to the relevant support services.

 

Councillor Derek Forrest, Armed Forces Champion said, “It’s fantastic to have such a thriving hub for ex-servicemen and women in South Ribble.

“The café allows veterans space to get great food and drink, socialise and importantly receive vital support.

“It’s a wonderful community of patrons, staff and volunteers who are passionate about the welfare of our veterans and dedicated to making sure that those who need support can get it.

“If you are a part of the military family who haven’t come along to the café before, I would absolutely recommend you do!”

 

For more information and to keep up-to date with events at the café, visit the Facebook page, ‘Leyland Veterans Cafe’ or follow the café on Twitter @Leylandvetscafe.