Brent Samaritans teams up with the Ace Cafe in fundraising mission

Kerry Smith, Samaritans branch director (left) with Carlos Paz, Ace Cafe Manager (centre) and Gemma

Kerry Smith, Samaritans branch director (left) with Carlos Paz, Ace Cafe Manager (centre) and Gemma Goacher, Samaritans volunteer (pic credit: Jan Nevill) - Credit: Archant

A partnership has been struck between a social charity and one of London’s most famous biker bars.

A partnership has been struck between a social charity and one of London’s most famous biker bars.

Mark Wilsmore, founder of Ace Cafe London, on Ace Corner in Stonebridge, has pledged to continue to raise money for Brent Samaritans branch and publicise its services in memory of one of their beloved bikers, affectionately known as “Sutchie,” who took his own life in 1999.

Workers at the iconic cafe have already raised £450 for the charity, which gives emotional support for people in distress and despair.

A Brent Samaritans spokesman said: “We know it can be really difficult to open up and talk about feelings but hopefully our presence at the Ace Cafe will encourage more people to contact us. We offer a confidential, non-judgmental emotional support service to all. There’s no need for anybody to suffer in silence. We are very grateful to all the staff and customers of the Ace Cafe for their support.”


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