Coronavirus Pandemic

The following letter was posted to all our Friends of Cafeunity on Monday, 23rd March 2020:

Dear Friend

Coronavirus Pandemic

In accordance with the Government directive Caféunity has closed and will remain closed until the Government feel it is appropriate to relax their stance on these closures.  We fully support and understand the reasons for these measures, but we recognise that for many of our regular customers it will be disappointing not to be able to meet and chat in this special community café.  However, we still want to keep in contact and will provide updates on social media, but you are also welcome to ring us at any time if you want a chat or reassurance or some practical help.  The numbers to use are below.

This café has been a special place in the heart of Heald Green for nearly fifteen years and your support and your friendship has been very special over that time.  This place is so special that we want to reassure you that we will re-open as soon as the restrictions are lifted.  We will re-open to provide that sense of community and love that embodies all that we do.

We are particularly grateful to the ‘Friends of Caféunity’ who regularly contribute; your gifts are even more important during this period.  Many of our expenses continue, in particular the rent on the Café.  We will weather this storm but once we re-open we will need to fully assess the financial implications of that closure.

Please keep the café in your thoughts and prayers and commit to returning when we re-open.  We will only continue as a presence in Heald Green if you again come through our door and encourage others to do so also.

Please keep safe, you are all in our thoughts.

Kindest regards

Sarah, Charles, Colin, Peter and Margaret

Telephone numbers:

Sarah                                  07772 467726

Charles                               07711 514674

Colin                                   07772 467726

Peter and Margaret          0161 437 7197

You can download a copy of this letter by clicking here

Cafe closed all day tomorrow (Saturday) for Heald Green Festival!


Jean at the festival last year supporting Café Unity

The Café is closed all day tomorrow due to the Heald Green Community Festival where a number of familiar faces from the café will be involved on various stalls.  The café will have a Bottle Tombola stall on the field, please come along and support us! The café will reopen as normal on Monday morning.

Why not become a friend of the new Café Unity?

Now that the Café no longer has any connection with the Churches Together in Heald Green and the Youth Initiative charity, an independent company has been formed to take over the running of the Café for the benefit of the community.

Sarah Pritchard is the Manager and welcomes you to enjoy the unique community atmosphere of Café Unity.

You can also now become a ‘friend’ of the new Café Unity by clicking on the link below:

The magic of Cafe Unity!

This morning Phil Young our local PCSO came in the cafe and asked for our help to gather some food for a pensioner who was going without . I announced this to the customers in the cafe and was totally overwhelmed by the kind response .
Within just 20 minutes we had collected 8 bags of shopping that the lady from age uk collected and took to be delivered . Even Phil said he’d never seen a response as generous.
I want to thank everyone and say as I’ve said many times … You are all amazing!!
Sarah xx