A KIND-HEARTED cafe owner wants to banish loneliness for pensioners in a Wiltshire village after realising her dream of opening a tea room.

Nana Day's experience after giving birth to twin boys inspired her to start her own business. Nana's Tea Room is up and running on Wroughton High Street and the 34-year-old says it is much more than just a money-making venture.

“I wanted to open for seniors so they can come in and relax," said Nana, of Wichelstowe. "Quite a few people are lonely so I wanted to help with that.

“It’s really important because we all need contact.

"When you’re younger you get to go out a lot and you don’t even think about it.

“It was difficult when I had my twins, it can be quite lonely because you don’t get to go out as much or see people.”

After having her sons, who are now 10 years old, Nana didn’t have much social interaction and it made her feel alone.

She told the Adver: “Now seems the right time. My boys are old enough and having a business is manageable.

“I worked in a tea room in Cardiff for three years. I think it’s the fact that you get to see lots of people and talk to them.

"I really love being around people it’s ones of the happiest places I have worked. I was in a small village so there was a community environment. It was a really good job and it was a lovely feeling being there.

“Since then it’s just been something I wanted to do. I thought when the place went up for sale I would just give it a try.”

Nana moved to Swindon to marry her husband in 2017. She wanted to help seniors suffering isolation because of her own upbringing.

“I was raised by my grandmother so I think that’s why I have a soft spot for them and Wroughton seems like the perfect place to help them,” she said.

Her first day proved a big success as the tea room was full in less than two hours.

Nana told the Adver: “It was really amazing I was absolutely overwhelmed. I’m quite new to the area and I didn’t know what to expect.

“People coming in said they couldn’t see why it wouldn’t be successful for me, it’s so lovely and they said they’d be here all the time.”

Nana is already thinking about serving hot food once trade becomes more steady.

She is also thinking about creating a service to deliver to seniors who might be housebound.

For now her tea room is open seven days a week from 8am until 3pm, although she could be extending that until 5pm in the months ahead.