Do you like knitting?
Or do you want to learn? To knit and / or to natter!
We have a new group meeting on the first Friday of the month between 11pm and 1pm.
A lovely poem by one of our new cafe regulars, Ramona.Rainbow Junktion Cafe Poem sm
Our crazy cafe manager, Emily Carrigan, will be running the Leeds Half Marathon on the 13th May to raise money to help keep the cafe running.
We have achieved so much in the last year, a cafe redecoration, an extra day a week opening and great food quality. To be able to continue this work we need to cover our running costs as many of our customers are unable to pay much.
Please give generously to support this safe, warm space and it’s continued place at the heart of the Hyde Park community.
You can make your donations on the Rainbow Junktion JustGiving page.
Now we are three!
Did anyone notice?
Were we so busy that we almost forgot? Was it because of all the hard work redecorating?
It’s was our birthday a short time ago, we have been open for three years rescuing perfectly good food from going to landfill and turning it into delicious meals.
We are helping to feed bellies and not bins!
We are open again and the cafe looks absolutely amazing after the redecoration – a huge thank you to everyone who helped.
This Friday is our Reopening Vegan Bistro in conjunction with the lovely Interfaith Vegan Alliance serving from 6.30pm
Do come along, or help us by promoting the event, tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rainbow-junktions-reopening-vegan-bistro-tickets-37906376994
BYOB and #PAYF (pay as you feel)
This evening we took delivery of a fantastic Ridan food composter which we are going to use to compost all the wasted and left over food from the cafe.
A huge thank you to Mark Warner (centre) for making our dreams come true, and to Richard and Heston for helping to unload and install the composter. Mark runs Plate2Plate Compost – he collects food waste from his local community, composts it and sells it locally which helps to reduce the amount of waste that is transported around. It also raises awareness of how much we do waste and the real cost, or benefit, of this waste.
Some of the compost will go to Mark as payment for transporting the composter for us and some of it will be used for growing plants in the church garden.
We are allowing Emily some time off for good behaviour this weekend and Bank Holiday Monday so the cafe will be closed. We will be re-opening on Thursday as usual.
She has done it! The amazing Emily completed the Leeds Half Marathon in 2 hours 23 seconds (but it probably took over 30 seconds to cross the start line!) Here she is with some of her supporters after the run – not that she needed propping up, she then hopped on her bicycle and cycled back to All Hallows!
Emily, our cafe manager, is running the Leeds Half Marathon to raise money for the running of the Rainbow Junk-tion cafe. We would like to raise enough money so that the cafe can be open more often. If you would like to sponsor her then please visit her crowdfunding page.
If you would like to support the cafe and you pay tax you can Gift Aid to the project which means that we get extra! See our Donate to the Project page