A new charity cafe in Aberdeen is to let customers pay what they want.
Charlie House’s ReCHarge coffee shop is due to open next month in the Bon Accord Centre, in the unit next to Game.
It will offer hot and cold food and drinks, free wifi, charging points, children’s activity areas and a changing space for families that has space and privacy.
Customers will pay what they believe the food and drink is worth and all proceeds will go to the children’s charity.
Susan Crighton, director of fundraising at Charlie House, said: “We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure the cafe is ready for its spring opening and have been working with many local companies who have been offering generous support.
“We are excited to open the doors very shortly and welcome our first customers.
“We wanted to get the food offering, team and atmosphere just right so that our customers continue to come back time and time again.”
She added: “It’s not often that you can say your daily coffee or lunch is also supporting a local charity and in this case it really does.
“The decision you make to eat and drink in ReCHarge Cafe has a direct effect on the lives of families right here in the north-east.”
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Craig Stevenson, the centre manager of Bon Accord, said: “We are delighted to welcome ReCHarge to Bon Accord and offer our customers the chance to support local charity Charlie House while enjoying their lunch.
“The Charlie House team have worked hard on creating the unique concept which I’m sure will be very popular with our customers.”
Proceeds raised from the cafe will go towards Charlie House’s £8 million fundraising campaign to build a new, state-of-the-art specialist support centre.
It would be set in four acres of ground at Woodend Hospital, and would be the first of its kind in the north-east.
Money will also go towards supporting other activities and services that Charlie House offers, including clubs, a community nurse based at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, an annual short break to Kielder Forest Park, and practical and emotional support to north-east families.