We’ve been hosting the Rainbow Services FREE coffee club, here at the Harvey Centre, since June 2019, so we thought it was about time we caught up with some of the regulars to find out why they come. Over the next few weeks we’ll introduce you to some of our new friends and perhaps inspire you to come along and join the fun!
The coffee club runs every Thursday morning between 10am and 2pm on the first floor, next to the Management Suite here at The Harvey Centre.
Do you live in Harlow and how often do you visit the centre?
I don’t, however I visit 2/3 times a week to come here, as well as join other Rainbow activities. They have something on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, so they have lots going on.
When did you start coming to the Coffee Club and how did you find out about us?
I’ve been coming for a while and I heard through the Friday club they have going on.
Why do you come along to the Coffee Club?
It’s been great to come and meet people.
Would you recommend the club to friends?
Oh definitely. It’s very informal and I have made so many friends! It’s just nice to know we have somewhere to come on a Thursday morning, and everyone has got to know each other, so its lovely for all of us. It also gets me out the house – so that’s also a bonus!
What is your favourite part about the Coffee Club?
Just meeting everyone and having a chat. It doesn’t matter how old anyone is, everyone is welcome of all ages! Everyone is mixing because we have all experienced some kind of loneliness, so it is one of the best things about the centre.
What’s your favourite shop in The Harvey Centre?
I like some of the coffee shops here, such as Couzens.
What could we improve in the Coffee Club?
We could do with some more space! It’ll also be great to do some crafts or activities too.