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Ilkley pop-up cafe offers gourmet cuisine to help with fundraising
8:00am Sunday 3rd February 2013 in Local news
Community cafe project Outside the Box will run a pop-up Valentines restaurant to help raise money for the refurbishment of its new premises.
The Ilkley social enterprise, a successor to the much-loved Oasis cafe, will provide work for local people with learning disabilities.
It recently secured the former garage premises on Bridge Lane, and this week the real building work began.
The shell of the building is being worked on, two internal doors have been widened, the floor levelled and rewiring has started.
The latest fundraising venture, on February 15, will be a gourmet three-course dinner, to be staged as a pop-up event at St Margaret’s Church Hall, Queens Road.
Billed as ‘Love Food Dine Out for Charity’, the event will raise money for the cafe’s new kitchen.
“We’ve raised all the money we need for the building, now it’s the fit-out of the interior,” said Karen Goodman-Picken, of Ilkley Community Enterprise, the social enterprise behind Outside the Box.
“The idea for the dinner is that you can have a gourmet meal at a bargain price (£25) plus free fizz on arrival and be helping a really good cause. There are other fundraising events planned – a race night at Ilkley Rugby Club on March 22 is attracting a lot of interest – and it would be great if people could come along to any event and enjoy themselves.”
Contact Jean Sheen on (01943) 603023 or 07759 750126 to buy or reserve tickets for the dinner.