Lincoln village cafe opens to help military veterans

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A Lincoln man has opened a cafe in Saxilby to help other veterans, by serving up coffee with a cuddle.

Rob Dennison made it his “personal mission” to help people who have served in the military after having a difficult experience.

The 50 Cal Coffee Hub opened in the Allens Corporate Estates and welcomed friends, family and former soldiers.

A solid team behind 50 Cal. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lots of people got involved with the opening. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

It is serving up coffee, tea, hot chocolate and food while being a signposting service to offer coaching and counselling for those in need.

He has had a lot of help from the community to get the project built, with people raising £1,170 on a fundraising website.

Rob told The Lincolnite: “I am excited because of the amount of people that we are going to be able to help.

“We are going to bring veterans together with ordinary civilians and make the world a much better place.

“Everyone is welcome and it’s always going to be with a cuddle, a hug or a high five.”

Watch our full video for a taste of the coffee hub, Rob has plenty planned for the future to help others in need.