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The lighter side of life at Flint café


Susan Griffiths, left with her sister Amanda Waite-Jones, right, enjoying the lighter side of life at the Old Court House Café

A Flint café is helping to support those wanting to lose weight by hosting weekly informal weigh-in sessions.

The Old Court House Café and Community Hub in Flint town centre is managed by Clwyd Alyn Housing Association and while there are lots of cream-cakes even a big breakfast challenge, the café team is keen to celebrate their healthy heroes and heroines. 

“A few months ago, we started very informal drop-in sessions at the café on a Wednesday at 9 am where those watching their weight can get together to encourage one another, and take part in a weekly weigh-in if they wish,” said Louise Blackwell, Community Development Office for Clwyd Alyn Housing Association which manages the café and community heritage hub.

“There’s a £2 charge for the weigh-in session which includes a tea or an americano coffee. The sessions have gone down really well and two of the ladies who attend, sisters Susan Griffiths and Amanda Waite Jones have lost a total of more than three and a half stone between them. 

“It’s very informal with no need to book – just come along,” added Louise who congratulated all the ‘healthy heroes’ on their weight-loss results.

“As well as paying tribute to our weight-loss super heroes, we’d also like to thank the café staff who really go above and beyond in helping to establish the Old Courthouse as a real community hub within the local area.”

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