Beatons Moreton-In-Marsh...Charity Announced!

'Cotswold Friends' has been announced at Beatons Moreton-In-Marsh's first charity of the year. Well and truly rooted locally, founded by and serving the local community, it aims to support its older local residents − especially those feeling isolated and vulnerable.

When Beatons' latest Tearooms Owner, Yvonne, discovered Cotswold Friends she immediately spotted a match with the part of Beatons’ Constitution which reads:
‘We value individuals whether customer, franchisee, supplier or any other stakeholder because unless people are heard and nourished, they feel disconnected and alone’.

Cotswold Friends aim is to provide community transport, a befriending service, carer respite & community activities to older and vulnerable people in the north Cotswolds. They work to help combat loneliness and isolation in the rural communities. We know just how important that is!
The organisation began as the Voluntary Help Centre in 1978 and was originally set up with the aim of helping and supporting local volunteers and matching them to volunteering roles across the area. The charity soon began to grow and today provides four key services to the North Cotswolds Community: Community Transport, Befriending, Carer Respite and Community Activities. With over 350 volunteer roles, our services benefit up to 2,000 older and vulnerable people in our local community.

How we help:  Each Beatons has their own Charity of the Year and has events to support it.  Our main contribution is giving 50p from every sale of The Charlton (soda) and our Community Chai Latte throughout the year.