A KIDDERMINSTER coffee shop has chosen to donate a proportion of its proceeds to Kemp for Kids’ Children’s Appeal.

St George’s Coffee Shop, at St George’s Church in Radford Avenue, is open once a week on Fridays.

It has chosen to support Kemp for Kids as the hospice arose out of the efforts of Christians from different denominations working together.

The hospice gets its name from the initial letters of Kidderminster Ecumenical Mission Project.

Kemp for Kids is a new service launched by Kemp Hospice to make practical and emotional support available for every bereaved child and young person in the Wyre Forest and surrounding areas.

They provide the service free to anyone who needs it, but do have to find the money to cover costs which comes from charitable donations.

The hospice has set a target of raising £30,000 in 30 weeks and needs donations from groups such as the coffee shop..

St George’s Coffee Shop is open every Friday from 10am to noon and serves fairtrade tea, coffee and refreshments.

In spring and summer, the shop is held in the church itself and in winter, in the annexe alongside the church.

The coffee shop is run by volunteers and all proceeds go to carefully selected local charities.

It also has close links with St George’s Primary School and recognises the value of the professional support Kemp Hospice provides for young people coping with bereavement.

The coffee shop has been closed over Christmas and reopens on Friday.