As many of you will know, after two years of looking, and a lot of hard work, we were finally able to open the doors to our new Tea Room in Ware – Bridget’s! After a few discussions, we all agreed that naming our new tea room after Michelle’s mum, Bridget, was the perfect choice! Bridget was the main reason Michelle started ASL and without her influence and guidance, she never would have had the confidence to take such a huge step, so without Bridget, ASL never would have happened, so we really couldn’t have picked a better name!
We officially opened Bridget’s on Saturday 7th December and we were honoured to welcome the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Richard Beazley and his wife Violet. Deputy Lieutenants Dame Claire Bertschinger, Dr Helen Hanbury and Sally Burton and the Deputy Mayor of Ware Stephen Reed, along with our Trustees and parents, followed by a second ribbon cutting with all our ASL friends. It was an extremely special and proud day for all of us and our new tea room will enable us to support even more young adults!
Bridget’s is now open every every week day as well as on Saturdays and we really hope you’ll be able join us there soon, but if you aren’t able to get over to Ware, you won’t need to miss out, because due to popular demand, we couldn’t be happier to confirm that we will still be opening our Harlow Tea Room on a Tuesday each week at the David Livingstone Church – 12pm to 2.20pm.
Our day service and drama group will also remain at the David Livingstone Church in Harlow.
Our new tea room is not only a huge achievement for all of us at ASL, but it will enable us to increase the number of young people we can offer opportunities and support to and we know that we have lots of exciting times ahead in the coming year! And you can continue to keep up to date with all things ASL, including details of Bridget’s on our website and via our Facebook page!