Suspended drink scheme is a great way to help the needy

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I read this week about a cafe in Fareham that’s come up with a unique way of helping people in need.

Café Imbizo, in West Street, has introduced a scheme of ‘suspended’ coffees.

The idea behind it is people like you or I go in there, buy a coffee or whatever, and then offer to buy a suspended drink.

The money is taken for it, and then the drink, or food, is given to those who really need it.

It’s better than giving a beggar some change, and it means that, as the weather is starting to turn distinctly autumnal, people who perhaps have nowhere warm to go during the day can at least get a hot drink.

I hope other independent coffee shops follow the lead of the Café Imbizo’s manager, Nick Scott.