Independent cafe in Swiss Cottage raises £1,650 for war charity

Staff from Remon cafe in Finchley Road held a charity event for War Child

Staff from Remon cafe in Finchley Road held a charity event for War Child - Credit: Archant

A cafe which gave away free food, drink and entertainment for a day has raised more than £1,650 for charity.

Staff at Remon Cafe in Finchley Road held the event for War Child, a Kentish Town-based charity which provides assistance to children in areas experiencing conflict and the aftermath of conflict.

From 6am on Friday morning until late in the evening customers could dine for free and drink teas and coffees in exchange for a donation to the charity.

Live band Statue Thieves performed, with all money raised from the sale of their EP also going to War Child.

Uri Remon, owner of the cafe, said: “I just want to say thank you to everyone who contributed. People were so generous, they really gave from their heart.

“One of my staff sent me an ironic email of how people are starving in East Africa and I felt guilty that we weren’t doing enough.

“Here we are living a life of luxury while other people are starving. I felt that doing an event like this would raise awareness.

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“From now on, every year, on the last Friday in March, we will hold a charity day like this for War Child.”

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