To bring together the local community through activities and events for all the family whilst enjoying delicious dessert café goodies.

Project aim

To raise money towards the purchase of a dessert cafe in Urmston, Manchester with the aim to make it the hub of the local community by making available activities, some free! and events for all the family to enjoy.

About the project

 Hi and thank you to everyone who has supported me so far.

I need your help to part fund the purchase of a dessert cafe in Urmston, Manchester. This cafe has been trading successfully for 3 years. If I am successful in my quest, I want to continue to market it as a dessert cafe, introduce a savoury menu and open earlier in the morning for the breakfast trade. Come and try our beer and bacon pancakes. Mmmm!! yes, you'll be surprised!

There is an area in the cafe that's perfect for parties, so I will introduce traditional children's birthday parties with all the trimmings, balloons, party games, goody bags and a twist on the birthday tea, Pancakes!! there will be more information about the parties on our website when it goes live, estimated date 31st August.

I want Pancake Corner to be the hub of the community, I will actively encourage intergenerational involvement in the events and activities that take place there. Things like charity events, children's entertainers and craft activities in the school holidays. There will be an emphasis on the cafe being child friendly with a baby food warming area and a games and activity area. There will be free Wi-Fi available. I would like suggestions as to what activities the local people would like to do.

To tell you a little about myself. I have worked in Catering and Hospitality for more than 20 years, alot of that time in commercial kitchens. For 10 years I have been in management. I am a grandmother of 6 and love having children around. I enjoy cooking and have been told I am a very good cook. I worked at Intu Trafford Centre for 7 years and baked cakes and biscuits for my friends and collegues there and was told I should open my own cafe as my cakes were so enjoyable.

So here I am. If you would be so very generous to pledge money to my cause it will go towards:

Some of the funds for the business,

Painting & Decorating,

A new website

Advertising and Marketing

Stock and equipment

In return for your generosity the rewards range from a free tea or coffee and pancake, 20 - 25% discount for 6 months to free birthday parties upto the value of £500. For more details of the rewards on offer please go to the rewards section.

I look forward to seeing you in Pancake Corner soon.

Thank you so very much!!

Karen