Lotto grant helps pay for Portsmouth juice bar

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A JUICY grant of more than £250,000 of lottery funding is being used to set up a healthy bar in Portsmouth.

The John Pounds Community Trust received the money from the Big Lottery Fund and will be setting up a juice bar as part of a ‘get healthy’ programme.

The juice bar is being set up in the John Pounds Centre, Queen Street, Portsea, at a cost of £258,974.

It aims to encourage people to take control of their health and become more active and will be run by a team of young people.

Chairman Peter Goodship said: ‘The trust is delighted to have secured this award.

‘Many of us struggle with losing weight and our motivation to exercise, not realising the impact this would have on our health.

‘At John Pounds we have helped motivate many people to switch to a healthier and more active life and to feel better about themselves.

‘This grant will enable us to accelerate our programmes of exercise, healthy eating and anti-smoking classes and have a juice bar.’