Cafe has Scope for helping out

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

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.