An equine charity has launched a business base within its spacious café in to give back to local business owners, community groups and homeworkers during times of increased costs.

Horses and Ponies Protection Association (HAPPA) is based the Thursden Valley in Burnley, Lancashire. Its café at Shores Hey Farm has a large second floor that is a “modern and comfortable space” with two adjoining meeting rooms. The building is surrounded by countryside and views of the resident rescue horses.

Andy Black, Café and Kitchen Manager, is offering the second floor during term-time as a place to do business, network, hold meetings and complete a day’s work.

“Every month we already welcome outside agencies to our meeting rooms, it’s great to connect with local businesses who want a space to host either a meeting or team get together,” he said. “Teams love the fact that we are a charity as they are giving back to animal welfare when using our fantastic facilities. A chance to motivate employees and tap into corporate responsibility is a winner all-round.

“It also helps that we offer breakfast, brunch, lunch, refreshments and of course heat and electricity. We wanted to look at how we, as a charity, during times of hardship, can give back. Offering our space as a place to work and do business was a no brainer. Let’s make the Charity’s Cafe the go to place to do business!’’

The HAPPA Business Base, Shores Hey Farm, Blackhouse Lane, Briercliffe, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 3QU, is available five days a week, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, during term-time. Base users can enjoy free WIFI, laptop and phone charging points, small meeting rooms with a SMART board, toilet facilities, and food and drink from The Café.

To book your place or check out the space, call Andy on 07736888917 or email

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