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Eat For Free at Tempo Aberdeen
Eat For Free at Tempo Aberdeen
We are loving the concept of Tempo, the new drop in centre in the Bon Accord Shopping Centre. It is somewhere to eat, drink and have time for you. Anything you eat or drink is free, you simply pay for the time you spend there, and the money goes to ARCHIE Foundation, the charity that supports ill children and their families.
Tempo is located on the ground floor of the mall where you are greeted by a volunteer at the welcome desk. Here you will quickly register, then your time starts, at 10p a minute. You then simply find a space to suit you, from their deep relaxing armchairs to table and chairs. Then help yourself to reading material, games and something to eat and drink. You can even take your own lunch.
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Food ranges from breakfast cereals, lunch snacks such as hot soup, or treats like crisps, cakes and biscuits. There is also a range of soft drinks, tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
You do have to load up the dishwasher afterwards, but that only takes seconds of your time.
There is free super-fast broadband and plenty of charging points.
Then when you are ready to leave, you simply go back to the welcome desk, sign out, and pay for your time – a lovely way to donation to this important charity which receives 100% of proceeds. The unit is rent-free and companies such as IKEA donated furniture.
All ages are catered for and made welcome, those aged under 2 years are free. There is an area for toddlers and children to play as well as quiet areas for grown-ups.
Tempo is open seven days a week from 8:30am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and from 9:30am to 5pm on Sundays.
For more information visit archiefoundationhome.org.uk
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Tempo has previously helped CLAN Cancer Support.
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