9:00am Sunday 6th May 2012
By Emma Innes
Pop down to Cafe Buzz in Finchley High Road this bank holiday Monday to pick up some fresh orange juice and raise money for charity.
Helen Michael, 49, owner of the cafe in North Finchley has generously offered to donate to The Times Series’ Give us Some Juice Campaign.
For the next week Ms Michael will donate all of the proceeds from selling fresh orange juice.
Starting from tomorrow she will give all of the £1.99 from each sale to save Mencap’s Drink It Juice Bar.
The Times Series is running the campaign to help Barnet Mencap’s Drink it Juice Bar raise the £5,000 it needs 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 and is open every Saturday from 11.30am until 2.30pm.
While working in the bar the employees also 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 www.justgiving.com/drinkitjuicebar
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