Providing Opportunities
for People with
Learning Disabilities

Following over 6 months of closure due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are delighted to announce we are finally open for business again, and the JPK project is getting back on its feet.

Having rebranded the Palm Court Tea Room, ‘The Old Town Café’, local dignitaries from Willingdon & Jevington Parish Council, John Pritchett BEM, Chairman to the Council and Fran Pritchett, Councillor, kindly visited us on our opening day to support our worthwhile charitable cause of providing opportunities to adults with learning disabilities.

“Fran and John Pritchett have been long standing supporters of the JPK and kindly support the JPK Project each year with a grant for our work which benefits the whole community. This year they have donated £2,000 towards upgrading our disabled facilities with the refurbishment of our Accessible Toilet. This kind donation, along with others, made it possible to complete the building and refurbishment work during ‘lock down’. We are indebted to everyone who has supported us.” comments Chair to the Trustees, Jill Parker, MBE.

Glorious sunshine, beautiful background music by our local harpist and complimentary drinks ensured a great welcome back !

From left to right,  Councillor Fran Pritchett, Jade, Dina, John Pritchett BEM, Chair to Council, Polly, Janet, Jane, Lucy, Sue, Gemma and Sue.


It was wonderful to see so many familiar customers and smiling faces, together with the return of some of our staff, volunteers and students. We thank you all for your ongoing support and look forward to getting more of our students back on work placements. We hope to continue with their training in April 2021.



Donations to our Daisy Chain Gift Shop are gratefully received. We sell a variety of unwanted gifts with all proceeds going towards the JPK Project. Please come and have a look around.

Katie & Patrick’s delicious homemade preserves,  “Les Conserves Artisanales ‘ together with local handmade cards are kindly donated, all for sale in our café, with proceeds going to support the JPK Project.

We look forward to seeing you soon !

For more details, or to see our menu, please click the link ‘The Old Town Café’

How to donate

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