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Costa Coffee transforms Camden garden for cancer support charity

Press release   •   Jan 07, 2014 16:55 GMT

Seven local Costa stores clubbed together to donate £700 to provide much needed funds to revamp the garden on Huntley Street, near to both University College London Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Paul’s House provides respite for children and young people with cancer and their families, and aims to be a sort of ‘home from home.’ While the average length of stay is around eight days, families have the option to stay for months at a time. 

With the money donated by Costa staff at the centre were able to completely make over the garden with new flowers, shrubs and plants.

Enrico Cantoni, London Regional Manager for Costa, said ; “Paul’s House is just a stones throw away from our store on Tottenham Court Road and as such our team there are extremely familiar with all the fantastic work that is being done by the charity. The team suggested getting neighbouring stores to club together to support in a way that would be most valued by the charity. We’re thrilled with the impact our donation has had and how the garden looks and I hope that guests can benefit from it.”

Costa is the UK’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for three years running (2010, 2011 & November 2012).

Winner of “Best Branded Coffee Chain in Europe” Allegra Strategies 2011 and 2012.

With over 1,600 coffee shops in the UK and more than 1,000 overseas, Costa is the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK and the second largest coffee shop operator in the world.  Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa has become the UK’s favourite coffee shop chain and has recently diversified into both the at-home and gourmet self-serve markets.

Costa is committed to looking after coffee-growers. That's why we've established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity. The Costa Foundation's aims are to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, The Costa Foundation has funded the building of 42 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.