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  • Johnsons help Jenny’s pop up coffee and cake shop to raise thousands for Action Cancer

Johnsons help Jenny’s pop up coffee and cake shop to raise thousands for Action Cancer

Johnsons Coffee are helping local model Jenny Curran in her attempt to turn £1,000 into £7,000 with a pop–up bakery, as part of Action Cancer’s Titanic challenge.

Jenny’s quirkily named ‘Jenny’s Baps’ is open on the Lisburn Road in south Belfast on Sunday 30th September for one week. Each day of the fundraising challenge, supported by a team of volunteers, she will have a fun theme, such as Muffiny Madness Monday and Firefighter Friday.

There also promises be lots of “good old ‘Norn Iron’ stock” on offer, such as wheaten bread and potato bread, plus tea, coffee and plenty of banter.

Philip Mills, Group Sales Director, Johnson Brothers is pictured at the opening with Jenny.


  • Dragons get SOS Call!!!

Dragons get SOS Call!!!


The crew of SOS Bus NI has called on two dragons and the local community to help raise much needed funds for the services that SOS and its many volunteers provide.

The team at SOS has organised its first Community Dragon Boat Race on the River Lagan on Saturday 29th September 2012, with a special perpetual cup and medals for the winners up for grabs.

In addition to the competition, a variety of activities are being provided to guarantee fun for everyone attending the event.  The location enjoys fantastic views over the Lagan where refreshments can be enjoyed at the Johnson Coffee Dock. The event will start at 10.30am with races continuing throughout the day.

Philip Mills, Group Sales Director at Johnson Brothers who are supporting the event said, “We are very pleased to be supporting this event and providing the Johnsons Coffee Dock, to help in raising funds for SOS Bus NI and the valuable service provided by the many volunteers involved”.

Together, SOS working with the emergency services makes a real difference to the most vulnerable and needy on the streets of Belfast. All monies raised at the event will benefit both the people helped by SOS and partner statutory agencies, helping to save even more lives and free up essential services in the community. 

To obtain your entry pack or for further information simply contact the Community Fundraising Team on Tel. 028 9066 4505, or email: 



  • Miles for Smiles

Miles for Smiles

Siobhan Lynch, Belinda Johnston from Mount Charles with Johnsons Coffee team members prior to Mount Charles “Miles for Smiles” climb up Donard Mountain which raised over £14,000 for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children


  • Development of New Community Partnership Networking Centre

Development of New Community Partnership Networking Centre

 Johnsons Coffee has been awarded the contract to supply the newly opened ‘Agape Centre’ on Belfast’s Lisburn Road. The centre, built by the Methodist Church is built on the site of the former church premises, originally constructed in 1906.

The aim of this project is to provide a cross community partnership networking centre to enable collaboration and resource sharing among the statutory, voluntary and community sectors.

The centre will provide a visible, coordinating focal point for a range of specific services to the diverse local community of south Belfast.

The project aims to:

  • Provide a quality accommodation facility for use by service providers, community groups, families and individuals within the area,
  • Enable networking between service providers,
  • Offer conference and seminar rooms, with catering provision,
  • Provide a visible focus for the development of community life,
  • Provide an easily accessible neutral venue for the area.

The contract is to supply the centre with support, training and of course locally roasted Johnsons Coffee.

Pictured at a visit to Johnsons Coffee roasting facilities in Lisburn are (l–r) are Eveyln Greer, O.B.E., Chair of the Appeals Committee, The Rev. Dr. Fred Munce M.B.E., Liz Sillery, Circuit Steward South Belfast Methodist Church, Dermot Johnson, Managing Director, Johnson Brothers, Louie Granville, Treasurer of the Appeals Committee and Frank Cunningham, Chairman of the Development Committee.

  • Johnsons Coffee has been recognised by the Princess Royal for support of the The SOS Bus in Belfast

Johnsons Coffee has been recognised by the Princess Royal for support of the The SOS Bus in Belfast

At a recent reception at Hillsborough Castle, Philip Mills, Sales Director, Johnsons Brothers was among some of the guests recognised by The Princess Royal, for their ongoing support of the SOS Bus in Belfast.

Johnsons Coffee supply coffee for the SOS bus and its volunteer crews, who have interacted with over 126,000 people on the streets of Belfast and provided in–depth medical and caring support to more than 2,300 individuals on the SOS Bus itself.

The SOS bus volunteers and the services they provide helps to reduce pressure at peak times on our Ambulance Service and our Hospital Emergency Departments, possibly saving even more lives as they free up these essential resources for everyone.
The SOS Bus can be found at Shaftesbury Square every Friday and Saturday night (10.00pm – 3.30am) and at the Odyssey every Saturday night (10.00pm – 3.30am).

Philip Mills, Group Sales Director, Johnson Brothers is pictured meeting the Princess Royal at Hillsborough Castle.