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Funding boost for Yarmouth cafe

PUBLISHED: 09:18 12 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:35 03 July 2010

A child-friendly café due to open in Great Yarmouth by January has received a £5,285 boost from the National Lottery.

Young mother Dawn Webster and Lisa Smith will use the Big Lottery fund money to set up Family Den Café in the St James Church healthy living centre.

A child-friendly café due to open in Great Yarmouth by January has received a £5,285 boost from the National Lottery.

Young mother Dawn Webster and Lisa Smith will use the Big Lottery fund money to set up Family Den Café in the St James Church healthy living centre. The café will operate as a social enterprise and host activities like a book and pen pal club, arts and crafts and a children's corner.

It is hoped it will officially open on January 4, but some Christmas events may be held in the café.

The £5,285 grant came from a £302,000 lottery handout for the eastern region, which also saw the Work Academy in Norwich receive £7,665 to deliver a programme of learning for young people including accredited courses in trade skills, ICT training, interview techniques and employment preparation.

Davy Place Grouped Homes Social Club in Norfolk received £8,267 to start a computer club.

Other groups to receive a lottery windfall in the region were: Caston Parish Council in Breckland, Attle-borough Junior School, Swaffham Town Council, Gaywood Park Action Group in King's Lynn, the Norfolk Disabled Parents Alliance, Cley Village Hall and Recreation Ground Charity, Seething Allotment Association, Holy Trinity Church in Loddon, Brandeston Village Hall and Recreation Ground and Norwich-based groups Interface Learning and the Africa Health Organisation.

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