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Volunteer event on Sunday 2nd December

Barnaby’s success is very heavily dependent on the wonderful volunteers who work here every day. Whether you do an hour a month, a shift every week, or you are one of our active Team Leaders, we’d like to thank you for your hard work this year… in style!

If you have volunteered at any time this year, you and your family are invited to join us in Barnaby’s at 6pm on Sunday 2nd December. You’ll be enjoying a little glass of something sparkly, and some warm festive nibbles. Soft drinks will be available too. Let us know you intend to come along by completing the form below. We look forward to seeing you all.

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Poppies now available

In support of the Royal British Legion and in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday, poppies will be on sale from Barnaby’s from Saturday. This year has a special resonance as it marks the 100th year since the end of hostilities in WWI, so our big screen will be given over to to the work of the charity.

Barnaby’s is honoured to be able to support the Royal British Legion in this way, and we are delighted to have been a major contributor to them as a result of your generous donations.

The Light Party is coming. Get your tickets here

Our friends at Swanmore Sunday Club are putting on a rather fabulous Light Party for 3-12 year olds, and the tickets are now available at Barnaby’s. We know this one is going to be busy, because there will be singing, games, craft, food and fun! The theme is Bugs & Butterflies, with prizes for the best dressed.

The Light Party will be in St.Barnabas Church on Wednesday 31st October from 4pm to 6pm. If you’re a mum, you’ll be pleased to know you can grab a takeaway coffee from Barnaby’s on you way there…

Half term “Cuppa & Colour”

“Cuppa & Colour” is a fun way for your kids to get stuck in to a little bit of creativity in a lovely safe environment. All this week, Barnaby’s will have drawing ideas available for the U10’s, while you sit back and enjoy a nice velvety coffee and some free wifi!

What will you do with your new found freedom? Read a book? Catch up with friends? Launch a new business? Either way, you’ll find drawings and pencils ready for little ones when you get here. Pin their creations up on the noticeboard to win a prize at the end of the week! We look forward to seeing you all.

Do you have an unclaimed ticket?

There are a few unclaimed prizes from our birthday prize draw last week. If you could not make the party, check your pockets to see if one of the tickets we drew was yours. If so, pop in to Barnaby’s and collect your prize! The unclaimed tickets are:

  • 136
  • 12
  • 59
  • 123

You still have a bamboo travel mug, box of yummy choccies, the BBC Good Food book on baking, and a Sainsbury’s seaside tray to choose from! Prizes will be available in Barnaby’s until Saturday 20th October.

Celebrate our 4th birthday!

Barnaby’s will be four years old this week. It is a great opportunity to thank all of the wonderful volunteers, team leads, suppliers and customers who make it happen.

So this week, anyone who orders a tea or a coffee will be given a free raffle ticket. Prizes will be drawn during a little celebration, in Barnaby’s, on Saturday 13th October at 1130. If you can not make it on Saturday, the winning tickets will be displayed here on barnabys.coffee and on the big screen in Barnaby’s for one week.

Ready for a singalong?

Here is one that you will not want to miss – an awesome Mamma Mia night!  For one night only, Swanmore will become home to sparkly boots and an awful lot of signing. Tickets for this fabulous “Film & Supper Night” are now available from Barnaby’s. There is a special discount for children, supper is included, and there will be a prize for the best dressed!

Simply click here to download the flyer to pin on to your fridge, then pop in to Barnaby’s to get your ticket or call Rick on 07970 656515.

My! My! How can I resist ya…

Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning this Friday

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event. This year, it will be held in Barnaby’s on Friday 28th September, starting at 9am.

This event was first held in 1991, when 2,600 coffee mornings were held simultaneously across the country. Last year, the number was closer to 155,000, and a total of £165 million has been raised for the support of cancer patients as a result. Find out more at coffeemorning.macmillan.org.uk. This year, there will be loads of cake for sale, and loads of things for the kids to colour in. Come and be part of something special!  If you can’t come but would still like to give a donation to Macmillan, text CUPCAKE to 70550. It costs £5, of which every penny goes to Macmillan.

Lego card swaps @ Barnaby’s

Last year, the nation collected 100 million packs of LEGO cards in just six weeks, with online searches for the product soaring by 240%. Sainsbury’s will stop issuing their cards on 8th October, so come on in to Barnaby’s and swap your remaining cards with the ones we have in stock!

  • Tuesday 2nd October (3.30pm to 4.30pm)
  • Tuesday 9th October (3.30pm to 4.30pm)

Here is your last chance to get the full set! Post your photos on our Facebook page, and tag your friends to make sure they all know what you managed to swap.