Chris and Rosie Ramsey release special podcast episode with community cafe
The bonus episode involved the pair catching up with Footprints Community Cafe in Redcar.
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While the podcast usually consists of inappropriate humour and stories and is uploaded every Friday, listeners were treated to a very different episode this week.
A special bonus episode, uploaded to podcast platforms yesterday (Wednesday December 21) focussed on a community cafe in Redcar that also operates as a food bank, and also provides pre-loved baby and children’s clothing packs and equipment.
Chris and Rosie Ramsey recorded from the cafe, named Footprints Community Cafe. They spoke with the CEO Ruth Fox on how the community project started, and all that they do for the local community. The cafe is funded and supported by The National Lottery.
They also offer packed lunches for children during the summer holidays, a woodwork shed for men and women to socialise in a fun and therapeutic environment, as well as an Art Space. Other support groups are also available, including dementia support.
Chris and Rosie explained to the listeners that the special bonus episode was to shine a light on what the community cafe does during the festive period. “You do such incredible work, I’m sure everyone in the community is so grateful” Chris said to Ruth.
However, they did stay true to their usual content, asking Ruth what her “beef” with her husband is, as the married couple usually air their “beefs” with each other on each episode. Ruth discussed how she hates how her husband asks her what she wants for dinner the next day, with her not knowing that far in advance.
They were then joined by the dementia support group leader, a woman named Carol. She discussed what they do at the group, supporting both those with dementia and their family members. They also asked Carol what her “beef” is with her partner of 33-years, which was when he uses the same knife for butter and jam.
At the end of the episode, Chris and Rosie discussed how lovely it was to visit the cafe in Redcar. “It was a really lovely morning, I thoroughly enjoyed it,” said Rosie. “It was nice to see how hard they are all working, especially during this time,” Chris replied.