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Short summary of the charity events on in Swanmore Hampshire

Record number of classic cars head to Barnaby’s

In glorious spring sunshine, well over 60 classic cars headed to Barnaby’s this Saturday, many for the first time.  Pictures are now available on our Facebook page.

The event was supported by Barnaby’s popup shop. Coffee, tea and yummy homemade cakes were served by Sharon and Berty, and all the money collected will be given to the Meon Valley Food Bank.

The next event will be on Saturday 24th June, and the full summer schedule can be found here.

It’s Christian Aid Week

It’s Christian Aid Week.  This week, we, like Christian Aid, will be supporting families in Malawi who are suffering from the impact of Cyclone Freddy. Floods have washed away crops, over 500,000 people have been displaced and hundreds have lost their lives.

Christian Aid Week is at its most powerful when a disaster happens. Through you, we will be there long after the flood waters recede, helping families build back. Your donations this May will continue to support the pigeon pea project and other vital work around the world. All this week, Barnaby’s will be accepting donations for Christian Aid, to which half our takings on Saturday will be added. Please give what you can. Thank you.

Meet the horses from Helping Hooves

One our favourite local causes is Helping Hooves.  Based here in Swanmore, Helping Hooves assist people experiencing change caused by illness, injury, recovery or other trauma. We’re looking to seeing “Mouse” and “Hamish” here on Saturday 29th April, to be brushed and loved by Barnaby’s customers . Please come and say “hello”, and bring a carrot or two.

As is customary on our Charity Awareness Days,  we’ll be giving half of our takings on the day, plus anything you are able to donate through our ‘Tap n’Go’ service.

Meet the First Responders here on Saturday

Our 2023 Charity Awareness Scheme will return on Saturday, with the arrival of the South Central Ambulance Charity (SCAC). Please come along and meet a First Responder, climb in to their ambulance, find out what they do, and see the equipment they carry. We’ll be supporting the SCAC by donating half of our takings on the day, in addition to any funds collected. Head to scascharity.org.uk/about-us/ to find out more about the SCAC.

This Saturday in Barnaby’s

The BBT have agreed that, given the events unfolding in Turkey and Syria, we would step up our support for the DEC with a full Charity Awareness Day on Saturday 18th February. We will be giving half of our takings on the day to the DEC, in addition to any personal donations you make using our new “Tap n’Go” payment service. Please make sure you visit.

In support of this,  our “Tap n’Go” machine will be by the till for the forseable future.

In support of the DEC

A series of devastating earthquakes have hit southern Turkey and north-west Syria killing over 20,000 people. The first deadly earthquake struck while people were inside their homes, asleep in their beds, with no warning signs. Thousands of buildings, including hospitals and schools, have collapsed and infrastructure has been badly damaged. Local responders are desperately searching through the rubble for survivors.

By donating to the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal, you’ll help DEC charities provide vital medical care, emergency shelter, food and clean water. You can donate in Barnaby’s, or at donation.dec.org.uk.

Please help us support Trinity Winchester

As part of our ongoing support for charities with a connection to the village, we will be supporting the work of Trinity Winchester between now and Christmas. Our “Tap n’Go” payment option will be available to you if you wish to make a personal donation, and we’ll be adding half of Saturdays takings to that.

Trinity Winchester addresses the effects of homelessness and vulnerability through specialist practical and emotional support. Theses effects can include addiction, physical and mental ill health, poverty, social isolation and domestic abuse. Head to trinitywinchester.org.uk to find out more.

Helping Hooves return to Barnaby’s

One our favourite local causes is Helping Hooves.  Based here in Swanmore, Helping Hooves assist people experiencing change caused by illness, injury, recovery or other trauma.

Today, “Mouse” and “Hamish” made the journey down Hampton Hill to be brushed and loved by Barnaby’s customers, although they were a little bit too damp for that by the time they got here! To support our Charity Awareness Day,  Helping Hooves owner Abbie Withey held a tack sale inside the Paterson Centre. Lots of tack was bought and sold, while “Mouse” and “Hamish”  enjoyed a carrot or two from those who had come down to visit.

Visits from Helping Hooves have proven to be very popular with our younger customers, so we look forward to welcoming them back in Spring next year.


Poppies now available

Ahead of our Charity Awareness Day for the Royal British Legion on Saturday 13th November, poppies are now available in Barnaby’s. If you wish to support this wonderful charity with a donation of any sort, the ability to do so by card or cash can be found by the till.

Details of the Charity Awareness Day for the Royal British Legion will be released next week.