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Short summary of the charity events on in Swanmore Hampshire

Supporting ‘Crisis at Christmas’

One of the key remits of Barnaby’s is to support charitable causes. This month, the BBT have elected to donate 20% of our December income to Crisis at Christmas. This will be in the form of a cash donation, which will enable CAS to continue to work side-by-side with the homeless in order to help them rebuild their lives.

If you wish to make a personal donation to CAS, either click here or pop your donation in the red tin that is now in Barnaby’s.

DEC Awareness Day

At midday today, Mike Holubinka was drawn as the winner of the photo competition we have been running all through November, in aid of the DECs relief effort following the Indonesian tsunami.

Mike correctly chose the location of a photo taken by one of our regular volunteers – Berty Ferrone. The answer was Mudeford Quay in Dorset, and the winning ticket was chosen by Bertys grandson Oliver!

As a result of Bertys generosity and the donations you made today, we will be sending over £100 to the DEC next week. Thank you.

Thank you Sydney

Barnaby’s Business Team, volunteers and customers were all saddened to hear about the recent passing of Sydney Dean – a fervent supporter of Barnaby’s from the very beginning.

Sydney demonstrated this beautifully in his bullish answers to a DJ on Radio Solent, who dared to be critical of ‘church coffee shops’ live on air a couple of years ago. Sydney rang in, and was so forceful with the chap that he was forced to come out to Barnaby’s to see the place for himself! A victory for Sydney, and a great moment for Barnaby’s.

Rest in peace sir.

Sydneys funeral will be in St.Barnabas Church on Friday.

How does Barnaby’s support my community?

Barnaby’s is a very tangible asset to the community – a charming, friendly and social place to meet with your friends and share a little time together. Behind-the-scenes, Barnaby’s is much more than that. After we meet our running costs, Barnaby’s supports community projects and ventures through our Charity Donation Scheme (CDS). Recently, these have included:

  • Alzheimers Society
  • Childrens Society
  • DEC
  • Fit For Felix
  • Friends of Teso
  • Girl Guides
  • 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
  • Toilettwinning.org

To apply to receive funding from Barnaby’s CDS, please go to barnabys.coffee/charity and complete a very short form.

This article was first posted in February 2016

Win a stunning framed photo

This stunning image is one of a series, now framed and on display in Barnaby’s. The photographer is our very own Berty Ferrone, who can be found hard at work as a barista most Saturdays. Berty has very generously offered to give away one of his superb images in aid of the Tsunami Appeal that followed the recent earthquake in Indonesia.

So, how can you win one? Simple! All you have to do is guess where this photo was taken. Pop your guess in to the pot in front of the till in Barnaby’s, along with your donation to the appeal.  The winner will be drawn from the correct answers by Berty himself at midday on Saturday 1st December, at which point you’ll be able to choose the photo you want to take home!

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.

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.

Join Swanmore Race Night!


Ever fancied yourself as the next Frankie Dettori? Do you know your soft ground from your medium? Well, none of that matters at the Swanmore Race Night! This is just simple, great family fun, and you’re invited!

We think there is one horse in particular that will do well – he’s called Barnaby, and he is sponsored by your favourite coffee shop!

As a race-goer, you will require an eye for form and £5 to get in, which includes food. Full details and tickets are now available from rick.ankers@gmail.com or by calling 07970 656515. Doors open at 7pm on Saturday 22nd September in the Swanmore Village Hall. See you there.