Public Reminder … #63DaysToGo

Afternoon all

With 63 Days to go to raise £11,000 , massive thanks to all those pledging already , but we still need the help of the wider community of we want to make our vision a reality . .

This month has ben jam packed and today is no diffrent … only difference , is the capacity in which we are busy in .

Who are we ?

Punch and Juicy have partnered with Revo Seccus to offer a new interactive programme teaching young people semi- independent kitchen skills with alternative self employment guidance

We are asking as many people as possible to support the ‪#‎CrowdfundLDN‬ Campaign to launch the first ‪#‎JuiceAcademy‬

The Juice Academy plans to get communities living well by creating healthy allotments and provide valuable education on using fruit and vegetables to improve their health by juicing


Find out more here ( don’t forget to pledge )

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Thanks in advance


… Akward silences … Oooh’s and Aaaah’s #CrowdfundLDN

So , the clock is definitely ticking , the pitch night is nearly all but a memory and it’s all systems go …
Whatever that system is ,
I seem to be using the outdated version ,
 So here I am looking at a million and one way’s to make another £11,000 to match the
Mayor’s pledge and by gum – it’s not an easy task at all – so massive kudos – to those who have done it successfully ….
It sometimes feels as though , people may read a headline but fewer read the actual story .
So a wink to all who wait until the end to see what happens next …. and actually act therein , because the reality is that every pledge helps …. inevitably keeping the storyline alive …
It’s ever so akward explaining the nature of crowdfunding –
You repeatedly say the same thing in different ways
with the hope that someone actually gets the gist  …
 when you try to relay the magnitde of your overall goal
              You get a mixed reply –
                     ooh’s and ahh’s
                   And maybe the odd
” Ahh  …… I understand “
I’ve seen so many facial expressions ,
many of which could easily put Jim Carrey to the test especially when you share the golden nugget
” We need to raise £11,000 more ..”
Conversations , soon disintergrate and hurriedly turn into well wishes and swift goodbyes ,
disheartening are the well worded mass inboxes that are never answered , but give you a notification to let you know
“Sara J has left the conversation ” ….
another akward silence occurs , when you see Sara J  on the same bus route as you ,
the next morning  .
Synchronicity sure does choose her times 🙂
All recapping aside though
We (I) have 71 days to raise £11,000 to fund and launch our Juice Academy in Brent .
And we (I) need slightly more pledges to help get us there  –
We hope to teach , transfer skills and train young people in growing , producing and selling their own products
Our averall target is £22,451.00
Thanks to the Mayor of London, Street pledgers and 29 Online Pledgers we are currently on
you can also make a pledge or gift in kind at
Be sure to pop back in on Friday …….
We’d like to introduce you to our new crop’s 🙂
#RootToMarket #JuiceAcademy #HowDoesYourGardenGrow #PunchAndJuicy

Clear outs , Clarity and Blooming Courgettes

Clear outs and Clarity Part 1

You know it’s time for a little clear out , when the source just contines to bless you with good tidings and smiles to last a lifetime ,  as we enter into a new chapter of the Punch and Juicy Journey , its time to priotise and re-organise .


Everything Davina , Everything, it’s time to get real


Maybe a good chance to start from scratch somewhat , call it the rebirth … of something that was slightly premature  , a feel good concept that had a hint of “share the love” factor

But , as we all know – love doesn’t pay the bills

Admittedly , at one point we were doing more favour pop ups in desperatiion to keep the name in the pipeline , we seemingly lost the spark , disheartened by one too many false starts , we needed actual bookings that would sustain the future of our ultimate vision

To open a fully equipped and thriving Juice Bar that enabled us to transfer skills whilst being able to live happily ever after . Inherently too much self resourced community outreach could have had a part to play with our failing income …

I’d personally say  … “Do share the love , when you’re in a position to do so !”


Glad to confirm lessons have been learnt and achievenments have been marvelled upon ,

I am now happy to offer a functional service that will create opportunities that will benefit everyone , including Punch and Juicy and the founders and staff thereof /thereafter  .

Clarity of purpose  is very important and with the odds now in Punch and Juicy’s favor

Aims have been raised , and it’s time to raise a bar or 2 … .

With our new delivery partners Revo Seccus of course , who will be facilitating our Root to Market workshops for budding entrepreneurs .


So , over the next few days I’ll be refining our new aims and objectives, editing the blog pages and generally getting rid of the old (slowly) to make way for the new (Surely)

.. But hey …We got Courgette Blooms Pt 2

Talking about Clear outs , I had a chance to pop into the Gardens to get my weekly dose of grounding and do a bit of weeding ..


A far cry from the world of Hashtags and Reshares .. it’s a really excellent place to be when the world starts to spin …

Even more so now we have sightings of a tiny tomatoe and Courgette blooms ,


Today I was joined by one of our budding fruiterers and aspiring Scientist Nayquan .. who brought 2 friends with him to start their own growing endeavour .. and told me quite respectfully , that he was not too impressed by my sparodic visiting times , which hindered him from watering his plants .. so there youhave it , we’ll need a gardener to join the team soon enough ..

He pops by every week since planting a few seeds a month ago …

I could see the happiness as he realised his food was starting to grow .. even more happier when I gave them a mini allotment box to guard over , which they immediately desnailed , deweeded and watered .. ( Thanks to Gabriel at Crisis Skylight Brent ) 

We then spoke to and about Snails with budding artist Emilia who released a fair few in a Tree  , she told me proudly that she had learnt everything she knew about growing Potatoes in Poland ( all knowledge credited to her grandad of course …) and promised to decorate the raised bed  because being good to Earth means we’ll be repayed with a good night sleep ( 10 year old Wisdom ) !

As we countdown the days to raise the pledges , it’s starting to feel a lot like a rubix cube … and I need a good nights sleep , so more grounding needed !


This chapter will need food , juice and a mammoth amount of energy to fullfill the expectatiom of everyone who has pledged /cheering from the sidelines at this point …

On that note : Let’s do the thank you credits

P.s I’ve been doing this , quite a bit lately 🙂

We would like to thank the following in raising to date £10,444 for the launch of Punch and Juicy Market Place and Juice Academy

  • Roushell Porter
  • Maya Stephonson
  • Mayor of London
    Tom Godfrey
    Abigail Matthews
    Jamie Robinson
    Tammuz Thompson
    LuvLee Lee
    Michele Whitby
    t campbell
    Sam Boyd
    Alex Eburne
    Gavin McLaughlin
    Grass Roots Forest School
    Paxton Primary
    Darren Anthony
    Aaron O’Dowling-Keane
  • Michele Whitby
    Kiran Chahal
    James Parkinson
    Hugo Makepeace
    David Adams
    C Morgan
    Kiran Chahal
    Harriet Gridley
    Jay (Harlesden)
    Danny’s Kiosk (Harlesden)
    Leeroy Simpson (HTT ? )
    Inderpal Singh ( Who’s next foods , Harlesden )
    Paula Tate ( Llyods Grocery ,Harlesden)
    Ray Witter
    Afternoon Controller @Cheetah Cabs (Willesden )
    Devon Morgan (Simply the Best Barbers,Willesden)
    Gabriel Parfitt ( Crisis /HTG ,Harlesden )
    Afternoon Reception (Crisis,Harlesden
    Dj Laurie (Shepherds Bush )
    Rasta that sells Plants (Shepherds Bush Market )
  • Jamal Edwards (SBTV)
    Gloria Tate (Llyods Grocery , Harlesden )
    Sis Israel (Harlesden)
    Natty Yngwe
    Karen (Unique and Special Gift Wear )
    Sabrina Hunt
    The Elder in W12
    Headley ( The Sorrel Man )
    Churps Ice Cream
    Lloyds Grandsons (Lloyds Groceries)
    Grace’s Cakes

    We still got a little distance to go and 80 days left – You can support s by heading over to

    If you would like to become a corporate sponsor or make a large pledge to our campaign , please contact Davina Roberts or


    No Snails were harmed in the making of this blog x

    Whatever you do today , Make it fruitfull

Dear Mr Mayor RE: #CrowdfundLDN

Wow, what an exhilirating experience , the Mayor of London  has revealed his chosen 20 campaigns , each are in with a chance of gaining his support to launch their community projects .. and we’re one of them !


I was invited to my first Live PITCH AND PLEDGE event at City Hall .. on Tuesday and attended on Wednesday evening and the world hasn’t stopped spinning since , after hearing our project had gotten through to pitch ,Butterflies seemed to have taken residence in the pit of my stomach  .

The brilliance of what lay’s hidden within the busy streets of London was evident and vibrated through the room as each Project had only 2 mins to Pitch their Projects/idea’s , great to see so many people creating new and exciting opportunities for their commnities and then some …. if not more ..

The truth is , it hasn’t been an easy journey but ultimately taking part has been a valuable toolkit for asking for what you need when no one else seem’s to be listening  , I’ve encountered negative feedback and the non-believers , the worst kind of adversity in a Social Entrepreneur’s journey, have made me a little more tenacious in my bid to launch our Juice Academy a reality … and look forward to a fruitfull future ..

We have seen the benefits of our Juice Academy and personally speaking every child has left with the confidence to go into the kitchen and make their own smoothies , the joy seen from something as simple as a Strawberry being blitzed to smitherins , is enough to make you freeze a lot more fruits for a next session ..

Since piloting in April we’ve decided to take it a step further now , the aim is to start growing our own produce and transfer skills to 3 to 25 year olds , from growing to selling , we aim to make sure young people learn the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle , knowledge of business whilst opening training and employment opportunities for teenagers .

Young people have already starting planting food’s in their neighbour’s garden’s and we’ve got Courgette shoots popping up too

In a time where young people lack the access to nature in it’s rawest form is rare , our root to market programme will teach them how and where their food comes from .

The £10,000 gesture is a big motivation to hit our target .

We know that funding is limited and want to make sure the concept has a stable fuuture , so hope to use some of the crowdfund to kickstart a regular marketplace where the money raised will go straight back into the academy  and help us locate new growing spaces .

We’re hoping to raise £23,090 and thanks to the Mayor , we’re nearly half way there with £10,302 in our crowdfund pot , we need your help to get things kickstarted ..

Pledge as much as little as you can , share the news , spread the word – we need as many pledges as possible to make it happen …

AND you’ll be invited to a large Mocktail , when we hit our target of course 🙂 …


A massive thatnks to EVERYONE Root-ing for us 😉

Read the official Release here :

Make a pledge here :

Join the fruitfull journey here :

Logging out for now x