The Run the Race cafe which was recently set up to celebrate the Olympics in the Belvoir Shopping Centre saw hundreds of families and residents from Coalville come through its doors.
Over 1800 cups of tea and coffee along with over 1000 slices of homemade cake were given to away in return for donations.
There were homemade medals, photographs taken with a local torchbearer, loud cheers from watching the Olympics live. There was also a climbing wall and a brass band which gave shoppers an unforgettable experience.
Run the Race Cafe had been organised by over 100 volunteers from the churches in and around Coalville. Every afternoon there were games for both adults and children such as giant Connect 4 and giant Jenga, spinning plates and hook a duck.
Hundreds of people from the Coalville community enjoyed the cafe whether they went in for a well-deserved cup of tea, to watch the sport on the large TV screens or to take part in the fun activities. There were new friendships made and the cafe certainly made a difference.
Tim Maycock, Chairman of Churches Together - Coalville area says: “Coalville really got behind the cafe and made it a huge success. Being able to see all of the churches come together and work to serve the community was amazing. The group of volunteers that put on the cafe love Coalville and want to see it thrive, so do watch this space as we explore what we do next”.
A spokesperson from the Belvoir Shopping Centre says: “We loved having the cafe in the centre as it was great to see everyone coming together and embracing the Olympic spirit. The volunteers worked very hard and I would like to say a very big thank you to Churches Together – Coalville for organising the cafe for the community and we would like to say congratulations for making it such an incredible success”.
For more information on Churches Together - Coalville please contact Heartland Youth for Christ 0845 159 1265.