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EBIKE Cafe raises cash for local PTA

Since their first birthday celebrations and charitable partnership announcement, the EBIKE Café @ Deheers has raised £1,000 for All Saints CE Academy Parents Teacher Association. Through a 10p donation for cups of coffee sold in what has become one of Weymouth’s hippest cafes on Weymouth Harbourside.

Owners Peter Claxton and Josephine Parker decided to launch an annual charitable partnership to celebrate their first year of trading.

Josephine explains, “We opened the business at one of the toughest points of the last couple of years, right in the middle of the COVID pandemic navigating lockdowns, safety protocols and a completely new way of working. Towards the end of our first year’s trading we realised how much the café had become part of the community and how local people had supported us. So Peter and I decided to give back to the local community each year through an annual charitable Partnership.”

They launched their 2022 charitable partnership with the PTA of All Saints CE Academy, part of the Ambitions Academies Trust and their first birthday celebration back in November last year.

Josephine continued, “We want to give back to the community and my children go to the school, so raising funds for equipment to help young people at the local school is the perfect starting point. We are continuing our charitable Partnership with the school until the end of October this year and will continue to donate 10p to the school for every cup of coffee we sell.”

Six months into their partnership with the PTA, Josephine and Peter have made their first donation to the school. They have presented a cheque for £1,000 to Kim Newstead, Chair of the PTA. raised from their 10p donations for each cup of coffee sold Since December.

On receiving the news about how much the EBIKE Cafe had raised for All Saints CE Academy PTA, Kim Newstead, Chair of the PTA, said, “We were bowled over when Josephine called to tell us the news. We are very excited that the money will go towards outdoor gym equipment to promote a healthier lifestyle and some theatre lighting for the school drama and production department.”

The school principal John Cornish welcomes the working partnership with a local business.

Mr Cornish told KeeP 106: “Finding funding for additional equipment is always a struggle and we need to be creative. That’s why help and support like this from the customers of the EBIKE Cafe makes all the difference. We are delighted they are supporting our school and my team and I would like to thank all the EBIKE Cafe’s customers for their support and coffee consumption.”

EBIKE Café is open daily from 9 am. You can relax and enjoy good food and drinks on Weymouth’s iconic Harbourside. There is parking for those arriving by cycle and you can even recharge your bike at the ebike charging points.

In addition, customers will find expert technicians in the dedicated service and workshop zone and a comprehensive sales area stocking a wide range of electric bikes from the leading supplier, the iconic Californian market leading brand Specialized.

They are located on the ground floor of the prestigious Deheers Building, 9A Custom House Quay, Weymouth DT4 8BG.

Find out more at www.ebikecafe.co.uk

Photo: Josephine Parker, owner of the EBIKE Café @ Deheers handing Kim Newstead, Chair of the PTA at All Saints CE Academy, their £1,000 donation.
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