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Quiz-goers raise £400 for Give Us Some Juice campaign
Quiz-goers have raised a staggering £400 for a Barnet Mencap juice bar run by people with learning disabilities.
The Union of Catholic Mothers held the event at St Alban’s RC Church in Nether Street, Finchley, on Saturday.
The Times Series has launched Give us Some Juice campaign to save Drink It Juice Bar which needs £5,000 to stay open for business.
The service gives employment opportunities to people with learning disabilities who run the bar on Saturdays at Finchley Youth Theatre in High Road, East Finchley, and at events across the borough.
Colette Landucci, who helped organise the quiz, said: “It was actually because of the newspaper’s campaign we decided to raise money for the juice bar.
“We thought it would be nice to support a small charity because big ones get lots of big names behind them but it’s harder for the smaller ones.
“We went to visit the juice bar on Saturday to see what it’s all about and we were very impressed. They’re doing a great job.”
Laura Davitt, project coordinator at Barnet Mencap, said: "£400 is amazing. This will provide work opportunities for our trainees to work at the juice bar at three or four events in the future.
"We are so grateful for this donation, the future looks great.
So far our Give Us Some Juice campaign has brought in £3,214 towards Barnet Mencap’s £5,000 target.
To make a donation go to www.justgiving.com/drinkitjuicebar