A YOUNG man inspired by his grandfather is running a monthly cafe for serving and former armed forces personnel and their families.

The Dursley and Cam Veterans Café was founded in June and takes place at Dursley Community Centre on the second Saturday of every month at 10.30am.

Cafe organiser Tyler White, 23, said: “The cafe is a place for all current and ex serving personnel and their families to come and socialise and meet others with similar experiences. We also have information available and we can signpost people in the right direction if they need support or help from The Royal British Legion or other appropriate services.

“I wanted to set it up as I know there are a lot of serving and ex serving personnel and their families in our local area and they don’t all want to come to a formal Royal British Legion meeting, so I wanted to make an informal place for everyone to get together.

“I joined Dursley and Cam Royal British Legion when I was 13 and I’m 23 now so it’s been 10 years now. My gramp took me along to an information evening and I just thought it was good and I wanted to do my bit to help.”

The cafe serves bacon rolls, or bacon and egg rolls and hot and cold drinks at a reasonable price.

The next cafe sessions are taking place at Dursley Community Centre, in Rednock Drive, on February 8, March 14 and April 11, with the next open cafe on May 9.