COMMUNITY | Staff Reporter, UK

The Real Food Café fights against Black Friday

The café uses the day to highlight the needs of others by raising funds for the charity Toilet Twinning.

From 19th November until Black Friday (24th November), the café will be raising money for the second year running for the world Toilet Twinning project which is working to bring safer sanitation and clean toilets to the 1 in 3 people who are without across the world.

The Real Food Café team have made special muffins with blue icing and the Toilet Twinning’s squatting man for the occasion; and £1 from the sale of each £2.85 muffin will be donated towards building a toilet for a community that needs one: the equivalent of a Black Friday discount. Customers can also buy a Real Food Café travel mug for £8.50 and receive a muffin free, with £2.00 going to the charity.

The Real Food Café’s owner Sarah Heward said, “Most of us take having a clean toilet to use for granted but one third of the world’s population don’t have somewhere safe to go to the bathroom. The cost to build a toilet and install proper sanitation to a community is just £60 and last year we twinned all the toilets in the café with a toilet in Malawi through our fundraising. This year we hope to continue to help flush away poverty; and when better to help others who have nothing than a day when we’re encouraged to overspend on ourselves.”

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