Cup of kind­ness at re­freshed restau­rant

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - RECRUITMENT & BUSINESS -

AN ASH­FORD restau­rant has re­opened with a new look and a big heart, giv­ing money to an or­phan­age. Wimpy, in Tufton Street, opened its doors again af­ter be­ing closed for three weeks for re­fur­bish­ment. As a spe­cial ges­ture, staff do­nated £250 to a or­phan­age in Viet­nam which it now sup­ports. Francis Stile­man, who has run the restau­rant for 15 years, said: “We feel it is im­por­tant to do some­thing for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren. “The or­phan­age needs £7,000 to keep go­ing for a year, so this is quite a big chunk for them. We hope to keep rais­ing money for the project.” The re­fur­bished restau­rant has a no-smok­ing pol­icy and a new menu. Mr Stile­man said: “We are hop­ing to at­tract cus­tomers who en­joy high qual­ity or spe­cial­ity cof­fee, but I want to re­as­sure our reg­u­lar cus­tomers they can still en­joy the full menu of burg­ers, break­fasts, sal­ads and milk­shakes. “We have in­tro­duced a no smok­ing pol­icy for the com­fort of all our cus­tomers and staff and are con­fi­dent that this will prove to be a pop­u­lar de­ci­sion. We will still have ta­bles and chairs out­side where cus­tomers are wel­come to smoke.”

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