Cafe has Scope for help­ing out

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By SHAN­NAN OSRIN

YEAR 11 Hale stu­dents are run­ning an Open Early for a Cause pro­gram ev­ery Wed­nes­day morn­ing from 6-7.30am at the Scope Cafe in Floreat Fo­rum.

The ini­tia­tive has been run­ning for five years and raises money for Nulsen Dis­abil­ity Ser­vices. It fin­ishes this year on March 25.

Mt Hawthorn res­i­dent and Hale stu­dent Matthew Had­don ( 15) said he was ex­cited to fundraise.

“It’s a lot of fun for starters and in par­tic­u­lar work­ing at Scope. We are get­ting a lot of peo­ple to buy a cof­fee and break­fast, which is re­ally good,” Matthew said.

The Aus­tralian Barista Academy spon­sored the 12 Hale stu­dents to be­come ac­cred­ited baris­tas by do­ing an af­ter­noon two-hour course.

Six stu­dents ros­ter them­selves to spend their Wed­nes­day morn­ings work­ing in the cof­fee shop as baris­tas, wait­ers and dish wash­ers. Af­ter school, the other six stu­dents visit Nulsen res­i­dents at their homes through­out the Perth metropoli­tan area.

Mitchell Pratt (16), of Church­lands, said vis­it­ing the res­i­dents made fundrais­ing worth­while.

“Just go­ing there and speak­ing to the peo­ple run­ning it to see how we’re help­ing out, it adds to what we are do­ing here,” Mitchell said.

Hale stu­dent and Floreat res­i­dent Ni­cholas Kelly (16) said the ex­pe­ri­ence was in­valu­able.

“It is re­ally re­ward­ing do­ing what we are do­ing be­cause you feel like you are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence and es­pe­cially see­ing and vis­it­ing the homes is re­ally good,” Ni­cholas said.

Scope owner and for­mer Hale stu­dent Ben Min­son said he was very happy to be as­so­ci­ated with this wor­thy cause.

“Peo­ple re­act re­ally well to it and I think es­pe­cially the com­mu­nity-based grass roots ap­proach with a lo­cal school and with a lo­cal char­ity touches a lot of peo­ple,” Ben said.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d433696

Full of beans: baris­tas Matthew Haddin, Ni­cholas Kelly and Mitchell Pratt.

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