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Red Brick Cafe, Wealdstone, welcomes community for family fun day
A cafe run by people with disabilities hosted a family fun day yesterday to help raise money for charity.
Staff of The Red Brick Cafe in High Street, Wealdstone, invited people in from the drizzly weather with a range of activities including face painting, music, arts and crafts, a bric-a-brac sale and other stalls.
The cafe is operated by the Harrow Association of Disabled People (HAD) and offers people with learning disabilities the chance to gain work experience and learn how to live independently.
Manager Yvonne Brown said: “I’m really happy with how the day has gone. It was great to see so many people come down, especially with the poor weather.
“The whole day is about us showing the community the work we do at the Red Brick Cafe and engaging with them.
“We aim to give people with disabilities key skills so they can live independent lives. We’re a working cafe and all our food is cooked here.
“HAD’s belief is to create a world where disabled people have equal access with non disabled people.
“It is great to see so many local people from all communities in Harrow, of all ages, enjoying the day together.”
Analise Fifer, 37, who has worked in the cafe for a number of years said: “It is a really good place to work and I really enjoy working as part of a team and meeting the customers.
“It can get really busy in here but we all work together and it is good fun.”
Abdull Al-badhah, 25, worked his first day at the cafe on Friday, helping wash pots and clear tables.
He said: “I really enjoyed it and it was good to work with everyone and meet people. I will definitely come back again.”
All funds raised from the day’s event will go towards HAD and the running of the cafe.
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