Rowcroft Hospice has opened a new takeaway coffee shop next to its Furniture Outlet in Teignmouth Road, Torquay.
Love Coffee @ Rowcroft takeaway is open from 8am – 2.30pm Monday to Saturday selling hot and cold drinks and a delicious selection of locally-sourced takeaway food.
Caroline Wannell, Rowcroft’s Head of Retail, explained: “We are delighted to announce our new takeaway coffee shop; Love Coffee @ Rowcroft is now open.
“This is a brand new venture for the hospice but builds on the success of our Churston coffee shop and tea room.
“We look forward to welcoming all those who’d like to pop in and trial our delicious food and drinks, while helping to support their local hospice!”
The takeaway’s food offering includes a selection of breakfast baguettes, gourmet burgers, paninis and jacket potatoes as well as a number of vegan alternatives.
The opening of the Love Coffee @ Rowcroft takeaway is part of the hospice’s continued drive to increase revenue generated by its retail department.
Rowcroft’s Chief Executive Mark Hawkins explained: “Since 2014 profits made by Rowcroft’s retail department have risen by 85% to more than £500,000 per year.
“The income streams generated by our retail activity are of vital importance to the hospice and we hope to grow them by investing in new properties and ventures in the years to come.”
Rowcroft now has 16 shops across South Devon, including three Furniture Outlets in Paignton, Torquay and Newton Abbot, boutique shops in Wellswood and Dartmouth and a coffee shop in Churston.
Caroline added: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who support Rowcroft Hospice by donating items to our shops, and shopping in our retail outlets and coffee shops across South Devon.
“Every pound spent in our stores makes a huge difference to local families living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon; helping them to spend precious time together during the most challenging days of their lives.”
To find out more about Rowcroft’s 16 shops visit www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/shops.