£20,000 facelift for Swansea cafe
A SWANSEA cafe is being given a £20,000 facelift thanks to an injection of grant funding.
The cash will see the Red Cafe in Mumbles totally revamped thanks to the cash boost from HSBC.
The money is being made available through the bank's Supporting Our Community programme.
Work will be carried out on Mumbles Road over the next couple of months.
Dan Evans, Red Cafe youth and community development worker, said the money would mean a world of difference to the site.
Mr Evans said: "The money is much needed to deal with the wear and tear of 12 years.
"We have been running music nights down here and it's multi-purpose.
"It will mean a new lease of life. During November and December, the cafe is going to be closed and some services will be relocated.
"The youth cafe nights, which are linked to Linden Church in West Cross are going to be held there."
He said plans were in place to site a new industrial kitchen, along with a cafe refit.
Mr Evans said HSBC would be asking a group of its staff to lend a hand on the project.
"HSBC is sending us 10 volunteers who will be painting the place for us," he said. "I am so excited about the project."
The cafe is there to benefit people throughout the community.