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Help fund the nicest café in London

Alexi Duggins

Six months ago, we told you about some inspirational Londoners whose selfless struggle to make our city a better place melted our hearts into little puddles of happy juice. Well, now, one of them needs our help. Save the Date Café have spent the past year attempting to combat the fact that 60 percent of food in the UK is thrown in the bin by taking leftover food that would've gone to waste, then serving it for free to the homeless and on a pay-what-you-feel basis to everyone else. The idea being that it combats poverty and environmental damage: it's just a nice thing to do. Hell, it's one of the best things in Dalston, full stop.

After a year of running the café without a penny of donation or charity money, they need help. Winter's coming and they don't have any warm, sheltered eating areas. Plus they're hoping to start running workshops for the local community to do things like combating malnutrition by teaching widowed men over 60 to cook for themselves. 'We’ve done the whole struggling through on our principles alone, without looking for funding,' says James Smart, one of the co-founders. 'but it just doesn’t seem right to not use the café properly – we need to start targeting the bits of the community that need our support, but we need some help to do that.'

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