Cafe raises £100 to help save Mencap's East Finchley juice bar

Cafe raises £100 to help save Mencap juice bar

Cafe raises £100 to help save Mencap juice bar

Cafe raises £100 to help save Mencap juice bar

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A North Finchley café has raised £100 to help the Times Series save a juice bar which employs people with learning disabilities.

Helen Michael, who owns Café Buzz in the High Road, generously offered to help support our Give Us Some Juice campaign.

For the last month Ms Michael, 49, has donated all of the money made from selling orange juice and smoothies to the campaign.

Despite the lack of summer weather the café owner has raised nearly £100 to add to the current total of £1,344.

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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