We were DELIGHTED to be part of the BBC News Crossing Divides scheme. You may have seen a few familiar faces on the news last week… 👀

Part of this programme was filmed in Moments Café and the passengers on the bus are some of our very lovely staff and volunteers, including Kate the joint CEO of Memory Matters South West Community Interest Company.

We love working alongside Plymouth Citybus as they share a similar ethos to us. We’re both very passionate about tackling loneliness within the community, whether that’s through the support we provide at our Café or alternatively on a bus journey around the city 🚌

The short news piece was inspired by the 1998 movie ‘Sliding Doors’. It highlights the fact that one simple moment, or one decision can make such an impact on your day.

There were two different scenes – in the first scene we saw 3 different people getting onto a bus, they all went and sat in different places and they were too busy looking at their phones to even notice each other.

However, in the second scene, the same 3 people started to interact with other members of public on the bus. They were all chatting and laughing. The whole atmosphere on the bus had completely changed – everyone seemed happy!

“We could learn a lot from each other if just we spoke to one another.”

You can read more >>here