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Finchley cafe extends fundraising efforts for Give us Some Juice
Finchley’s Café Buzz has extended its fundraising efforts for the Times Series’ campaign, Give us Some Juice.
Helen Michael, 49, who owns the café in the High Road, offered to donate all of the proceeds from selling fresh orange juice for a week.
However, as that week draws to a close she has decided to extend the offer.
So, from now until the end of the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday weekend, Ms Michael will donate all proceeds from selling both orange juice, and smoothies, to help the Times Series save Barnet Mencap’s 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