Community cafe’s 1st birthday

THE little cafe which has brought many community members together has celebrated its first birthday.

Take the Plunge Cafe opened its doors to the people of Bundaberg with hope social clubs, support groups and individuals would embrace the power of coming together and the cafe has succeeded.

Owners Beth and Al Boorer and Justine Halpin are over the moon with what the past year has given them.

"We opened the cafe with the aim to un-marginalise groups and individuals," Mrs Boorer said.

"It was our big goal and I think we have achieved this as we now have 15 social groups happening."

She said what they thought would just be a place for cookies and a chat has been able to offer so much more to the town of Bundaberg.

"There are support groups, disability meetings and even mums and bub who come in and know the children can be themselves," she said.

"So, so far so good as we are definitely growing."

Mrs Boorer said the business was self-funded and she wanted to show people there was an ability to open a community cafe.

"We are located at the Electra Crt car park, opposite Hinkler," she said.

"Everyone is welcome to come down and check us out."



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