Barnaby’s is now closed until 10am on Saturday 4th January 2020. We wish all our wonderful customers, suppliers, Team Leaders and volunteers a happy and peaceful festive season.
We’ll be back in the New Year with a great new look, and a new environmentally-friendly way to enjoy your coffee. See you then.
Barnaby’s is a very tangible asset to the community – a charming, friendly and social place to share a little time together with your friends. Behind-the-scenes, Barnaby’s is much more than that. After we meet our running costs, Barnaby’s supports community projects, charities and other ventures through our Charity Awareness Scheme (CAS). Recently, these have included:
- Alzheimers Society
- Childrens Society
- Fit For Felix
- Friends of Teso
- Girl Guides
- Leukaemia Care UK
- Macmillan Cancer Research
- Prostate Cancer
- Royal British Legion
- Rowans Hospice
- St. George Foundation
- Swanmore Lions
- Swanmore Mothers Union
- Swanmore Open Gardens
- Swanmore Village Primary School
To apply to Barnaby’s CAS, please go to barnabys.coffee/charityawarenessscheme and complete a very short form.
This article was first posted in February 2016
In honour of our friend Peter Boraston, who passed away recently, we will be holding a Charity Awareness Day for Leukaemia Care UK on Saturday 23rd November. Half our days takings will be sent to this fabulous charity, so please come and support the cause by buying some yummy homemade cake and a delicious coffee!
For more information about our Charity Awareness Scheme, or to apply for the support it provides, please head to barnabys.coffee/charityawarenessscheme.
This Saturday, Barnaby’s will focus on the work of the Royal British Legion as part of our Charity Awareness Scheme. The RBL was formed in May 192 with the objective of bringing together four national organisations of ex-Servicemen that had established themselves after the First World War:
- National Association of Discharged Sailors & Soldiers
- British National Federation of Discharged & Demobilised Sailors & Soldiers
- Comrades of The Great War
- Officers’ Association
The amalgamation of these diverse bodies can be attributed largely to two men: Field Marshal Earl Haig and Tom Lister. Lord Haig served as President of The RBL until his death in 1928. For more information, head to britishlegion.org.uk.
Every Saturday in November, Barnaby’s will play host to a “popup” box office for SADS, allowing you to purchase tickets for their forthcoming production of “The Snow Queen” on 5th, 6th & 7th December. There are four performances to choose from. Ticket prices start at £4:50.
The SADS Box Office will be in Barnaby’s from 10am to noon on 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd November. The SADS team look forward to seeing you.
Peter Borastons family have today told us of an email address they have set up to receive messages of condolence from anyone who’d like to write one. As many of you know, Peters mantra was always “Onwards and Upwards!”, so it seems highly appropriate that email@example.com is the address the family have chosen.
As part of Barnaby’s 5th Birthday celebrations, volunteer Berty Ferrone has offered the opportunity for you to bid for one of his fabulous photos that are currently hanging on our wall. Bertys images are wonderfully shot and beautifully framed. We invite you to come in to Barnaby’s this week and enjoy the variety on display.
The auction will take place at 1130 on Saturday 12th October, after which the winner will chose from any of the images displayed. The proceeds will be split between the St.George Foundation and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Tickets for two events are now available from Barnaby’s:
The St.Barnabas Quiz Night will kick off in the Paterson Centre at 7pm on Saturday 12th October. Your host Alastair Walton will test your knowledge on a number of subjects, ahead of a fabulous ploughmans supper. Lots of prizes! Tickets are £10 (£5 for U16’s), and multi-generational teams of 6-8 are encouraged. Bring drinks!
Crafts, games, music, food, singing & fun for our younger customers kicks off at 4pm on Thursday 31st October. A huge success in its first year, last year. Tickets are free, and there are prizes for the Best Dressed Superheroes! Who will you be?
The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning has raised a record amount for Macmillan Cancer Support this year. With 50% of Barnaby’s takings added to the total amount raised from the sale of homemade cakes made by our wonderful volunteers, a cheque for £475 has just been sent to this amazing charity!
Huge congratulations go to all the bakers and baristas involved, and to Sarah Walton who organised it all. Well done!