The MP for Finchley and Golders Green has lent his support to The Times Series’ Give us Some Juice campaign.

Mike Freer MP said: “I’m delighted to lend my support to the juice bar and I wish them great success in their fundraising.”

Money has been rolling in since we launched the campaign to help Barnet Mencap’s Drink it Juice Bar raise £5,000 to avoid closure at the end of the year.

The bar at Finchley Youth Theatre in High Road, East Finchley, is run by people with learning disabilities who learn how to make and sell healthy shakes, as well as gain qualifications in customer services, health and safety and first aid.

Barnet Mencap received a corporate grant from Barnet Council to set up the juice bar last July, but the funding ran out in December.

Since then Barnet Mencap has been running the juice bar from the income it generates.

To make a donation to the Give us Some Juice campaign go to

If anyone has any fundraising ideas please email Natalie O’Neill