Retail and restaurant development work starts at Hospice

15th January 2019
Major plans to develop a brand new retail outlet and extended restaurant facility are underway at Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

The charity-run hospice has taken the decision to expand the restaurant and retail facilities at its Burringham Road base, following the success of its Cake Lounge café and shop, which opened in August 2017.

Lindsey Lodge Hospice Director of Business Development Kate Conway said: “Thanks to the support of our local community, Lindsey Lodge has become a popular place for people to come and meet friends, have a coffee and some cake, enjoy some delicious food and help support the hospice.”

She added: “We recently transformed our day care facility into a Wellbeing Centre to increase access to our care for even more local people living with life-limiting conditions, as well as extending the services available to their families and carers.

“As more and more people drop into the hospice to use our facilities, we’ve decided to develop our traditional dining areas into one modern, comfortable space, which will open seven-days a week to cater for our patients, carers and families, as well as the general public. We’ll also be introducing a brand new Lindsey’s Home and Gifts retail outlet offering a fantastic selection of new and pre-loved products.”

Two people who are excited to hear about the hospice’s ambitious plans are friends and neighbours Mike Worthington and Carole Swindells, who make regular visits to the Cake Lounge from their homes in Haxey.

Mike said: “I cannot thank the Lindsey Lodge team enough for the fantastic support they provided to my whole family while they were caring for my wife Barbara before she passed away in the hospice in February 2016.

“Carole was a great friend to Barbara and coming to the hospice for lunch two or three times a week is our way of giving something back for such a wonderful worthwhile cause.”

He added: “Everyone is very friendly, we never feel rushed. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather eat out - I’m always recommending Lindsey Lodge to friends and family.”

Carole added: “I’ve got Multiple Sclerosis so my mobility is restricted, but there’s plenty of disabled parking and excellent access for people with a disability.

“The food at the hospice is delicious and very reasonable. I can’t think of anywhere else you can get two tasty home-cooked courses for just £7, so I’m really looking forward to visiting the new restaurant!”

The new-look restaurant and Lindsey’s Home and Gift shop are set to open in April 2019. In the meantime the existing Cake Lounge will continue to be open Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm, and Saturdays 10am to 2pm. For more information please phone 01724 270835.