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Horsforth cafe shows some heart


The Courtyard Cafe, Horsforth

The Courtyard Cafe, Horsforth


By Leah Waller

A GENEROUS café is preparing to raise yet more cash for charity in Horsforth.

The Courtyard Café, on Town Street, is hoping to beat its previous donations of £160 to the Poppy Appeal and £235 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance as it begins to fundraise for the British Heart Foundation’s ‘wear it beat it’ campaign tomorrow (Friday, February 6).

Guests have been donating arts and crafts to sell towards the fundraising which will remain in the window throughout the month while the café will be selling red velvet cake, with the proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation.

The café was developed by local care provider Creative Support, along with Leeds City Council, to give people with disabilities the chance to work.

Suzanne Morton, the social inclusion manager for Creative Support said: “We set up the café three years ago, the main aims were community inclusion and to give empowerment to the people who work there and we’ve more than achieved that”.

It’s not just disabled staff this establishment looks to aid though, it was recently visited by 12-year-old Nathan Popple of the Accessible Leeds organisation and rewarded with a certificate because of its excellent disabled access.


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