Michael Gove visits Rainbow Café in Camberley for Tea and Memories

Last Friday, Michael Gove, MP for Surrey Heath, joined local residents at the Rainbow Café in Camberley to learn about Surrey Heath Age Concern (SHAC) and its charitable work to enhance the lives of older people in the borough.

The Rainbow Café, which is run by SHAC’s Charity Manager Gill Gibson, is open 6 days a week in Camberley town centre, providing opportunities for elderly residents to socialise and form new friendships.

The Café usually holds 'Tea and Memories' parties on Tuesday afternoons, turning the Rainbow Café into a pop up Vintage Tea Room with music and entertainment, but last week one was held on Friday especially for Michael.

Michael very much enjoyed chatting with patrons whilst enjoying lashings of teas with handmade sandwiches, and was able to see first-hand the positive impact the Café is having on its visitors.

Michael said:

It’s wonderful to see so many people enjoying this fantastic Café and its warm atmosphere. Gill and her team of volunteers do a brilliant job, and I very much encourage local residents to visit and support the Café.”

You can learn more about the Café at the following website:

http://www.sh-ac.org.uk/Rainbow%20Cafe/