A café that provides work experience for young people with learning difficulties has said goodbye to Marlow Rowing Club after huge success saw them “outgrow” the building.

The Scullers Café at the rowing club is a social enterprise that provides a real working environment for young people with learning disabilities and was set up by Jacqui Napier-Munn 18 months ago.

The café has gone from “strength to strength” according to Jacqui, and they must now look for a new home after outgrowing the rowing club.

The café staff said goodbye to their home at a farewell bash on Wednesday afternoon and invited Wycombe District Council chairman and Marlow councillor, Suzanne Brown, to help them celebrate.

Jacqui said: “It was really good and very moving. We have a young guy with Asperger’s and he actually stood up and made a speech, saying it was down to the café that he had the confidence to get up and speak. It was very emotional.”

The popular café charity will now be leaving the rowing club at the end of the month, with plans to look for new, bigger premises in Henley in a bid to provide employment opportunities for even more young people.

Jacqui added: “We have been really successful here and we have 30 students coming to us throughout the week from areas like Amersham and High Wycombe and they learn skills like baking.

“We’re very sad to be leaving but we have really outgrown the facilities here, so it really is a success story.”