Cafe puts charity on the menu

Volunteer Pattie Hemmings gratefully receives the donation on behalf of St Vinnies from Lynn Bryson at Bryson’s Place.
Volunteer Pattie Hemmings gratefully receives the donation on behalf of St Vinnies from Lynn Bryson at Bryson’s Place. Katie Cameron

A LOCAL business has made it a mission to help out Warwick's charities, and it's all thanks to the customers.

Every month, Bryson's Cafe on Palmerin St donates the contents of its tip jar to a good cause.

This time, the tips of happy clientele will go to St Vinnies, helping out Warwick's homeless who find they have nowhere to go.

Owner Lynn Bryson from the cafe said they want to give back to the community, and this cause has really hit home for some customers.

"We put a sticker on the jar each month to let everyone know where the money will go," she said.

Mrs Bryson said that it a lot of people seemed to have this charity close to their hearts, with the overwhelming response leading to a total of $400 donated to St Vinnies.

"Giving back is something you feel you want to do," she said.

St Vinnies volunteer Pattie Hemmings said seeing the impact St Vinnies has on the community is a real eye-opener.

"It's hard to believe that the homeless can include people like couples with children," she said.

"They just come to us and they've got nowhere else to go."

"Some of them may have a house, but they are sleeping on a rug and have no furniture."

Mrs Hemmings said she enjoys getting out and about to help St Vinnies do its work.

"I love it and I feel good giving to the community," she said.

"It really opens up your eyes."



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