Coffee chain hopes to bank cash for cancer charity
A CO Down coffee roasters has pledged to support a cancer charity by donating 10p for every cup of its coffee sold during the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Gregg Radcliffe and Mark Anderson, the owners of Ristretto in Banbridge, said they hope to raise at least £1,500 for the charity, Ulster Cancer Foundation. Around 35 cafes which serve Ristretto coffee are taking part.
Mr Radcliffe said: "Our fundraising campaign for the Ulster Cancer Foundation will kick off on August 26 for four days and during this time I would like to encourage the public to support our selection of cafes who have agreed to get involved in this project.
"From Friday to Monday Ristretto will contribute 10p for every coffee sold in these cafes and customers enjoying their coffee can also make a donation in the collection boxes at each cafe if they feel they would like to."
Suzi McIlwain, community fundraising Officer, UCF said: "Cancer continues to have a major impact on the health of people in Northern Ireland - currently 55,000 families are affected by cancer and every year about 11,200 local people are newly diagnosed with the disease.
"To continue our great work we need to raise nearly £4m each year from the general public here in Northern Ireland so Ristretto's fundraising efforts are very important to us, and greatly appreciated."
For a full list of participating businesses visit www.ristrettocoffee.com.