Compassionate Inverclyde are working in partnership with the Broomhill Hub Café on a new Project to offer a Caring Cuppa to anyone who needs it
The idea is that people can buy a cup of coffee for a stranger, because a small act of kindness can change a life. You never know what another person is truly going through, so even an act of kindness as small as buying a cup of coffee for a stranger could serve to seriously brighten their day, help combat feelings of isolation and let them see that others care.
Suspended coffee, or caffe sospeso, is a tradition that comes from Naples, Italy, and dates to at least the turn of the 20th century. When customers buy coffee, they also pay in advance for a cup to be given to somebody else -- usually someone who otherwise couldn't afford it.
Alison Bunce, Project Lead for Compassionate Inverclyde says, "In these difficult times, when people are struggling, these small actions can encourage community, social connectedness, compassion and kindness. In a Compassionate Community, people are encouraged to be empathic and motivated by compassion to care for each other.
Diane McGranaghan, CEO of Inverclyde Association for Mental Health commented, "We are delighted to be chosen to work with Compassionate Inverclyde on this lovely project. We have seen many acts of kindness in Inverclyde throughout the pandemic and all this just shows what a wonderfully caring part of the world this is.