CommuniTea Room celebrates 5 years in business

Date published: 22 June 2019

CommuniTea Room celebrated its 5th anniversary on Saturday 15 June with over 300 people attending to mark the occasion.

The Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Billy Sheerin, was welcomed to the business on Yorkshire Street by founding directors and staff before a tour of the café and community hub was given.

Watched by those present, Mayor Sheerin cut the 5th anniversary cake, along with directors, before everyone enjoyed snacks and refreshments.

Customers were entered into a free raffle draw on the day and had the opportunity to join in activities such as arts and crafts, face painting, henna, quizzes and board games.


CommuniTea Room celebrates 5 years in business


Dobir Miah, Managing Director of CommuniTea CIC, thanked all its supporters, staff and volunteers over the last 5 years for making CommuniTea Room such a success story. He also expressed his gratitude to all those who helped design, shape and deliver services within the borough of Rochdale.

He said: “We are ever so grateful to all our service users for allowing us to live up to our ambitions of ‘providing for a whole system social value’.

“We have been able to help break down the barriers for the vulnerable and marginalised communities who struggled to access mainstream services for various reasons. We continue to build on these, working closely with many of our partner organisations including Rochdale Borough Council, Greater Manchester Police, GMFRS, Petrus and Living Well, amongst others.

“We have ambitious plans to grow and develop further and we can only do his with the help and support of the good people of this borough.”


CommuniTea Room celebrates 5 years in business


CommuniTea Room was set up by social enterprise, CommuniTea CIC, and officially opened in June 2014. The founders - Dobir Miah, Dr Musharraf Hussain and Sajjad Miah – who share a mutual interest in the health and wellbeing of local people, took over a derelict building on Yorkshire Street to deliver activities that benefit the whole community.

The organisation currently offers services such as health and wellbeing sessions, legal and welfare advice, hate crime reporting, counselling services for bereavement support and employment support.

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