Search

Staff pedal for poverty at Woodford Bridge cafe

12:15 26 August 2014

Costa staff at the event on Saturday. From left to right: Mohamed Boughaid (barista maestro) Rimon Islam (OPS manager) Wiloa Zarzyczna (assistant manager) and Antony Tagliamonti (franchisee at Costa)

Costa staff at the event on Saturday. From left to right: Mohamed Boughaid (barista maestro) Rimon Islam (OPS manager) Wiloa Zarzyczna (assistant manager) and Antony Tagliamonti (franchisee at Costa)

Archant

It was thirsty work at a Woodford Bridge cafe last weekend as staff pedalled to raise cash for poor coffee growers.

More than £200 was raised in the sponsored bike-a-thon held outside Costa Coffee on Chigwell Road. Money will go towards building schools and other facilities in areas the coffee chain uses to source its beans.

David Ruddock, who works in the store, said the event was “brilliant”, adding: “Everyone really got into it, all the customers came in asking questions.

“A lot of people didn’t know what it was all about, and that was the main purpose of the event - to spread the news.”

Cash raised by the cycle and a raffle is going to the Costa Foundation, a charitable arm of the company whose mission is the relief of poverty in coffee-growing commmunities.

The Woodford Bridge cafe aims to raise £600 this August, and is now just £100 shy of its goal.

Mr Ruddock, the store’s Costa Foundation “champion”, added: “Hopefully people will continue giving so we can reach our target.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:43
High Road, Ilford

A Redbridge Council service is moving to an appointments-only system.

Yesterday, 14:46
Ilford Station

Train services in Ilford will be taken over from Abellio Greater Anglia by Transport for London next month (TfL) in preparation for Crossrail.

Yesterday, 13:00
Marathon trainer Harmander Singh and Dr Jaspreet Kaur Lall are training for a marathon to raise money for Age Uk

Some of us will run the marathon once, some may run the 26 mile course several times – but Harmander Singh will clock up his 93rd marathon on April 26.

Yesterday, 12:00
Wes Streeting and Elaine Norman with the young carers

The borough’s young carers have asked for greater support and recognition from professional services and councillors at an outreach and information event yesterday.

Most read news

Competitions

Glen Moray whiskey could be winging its way to you.

The Glen Moray Classic is a classic Speyside single malt and forms the starting point for the Classic Range.

Seasons 1-4 on Blu-ray, as well as a shiny new Sony Blu-ray player could be coming your way!

To celebrate the fifth series of George RR Martin and HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones, Ladbrokes is giving away a series one to four Blu-ray box set along with a Sony Blu-ray player to one lucky winner!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder