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Short summary of the charity events on in Swanmore Hampshire

Charity Awareness Day – Crisis at Christmas

On Saturday 14th December, we will be highlighting the work of Crisis at Christmas as they approach their busiest time of the year. Half our days takings will be given to Crisis as a feature of our Charity Awareness Scheme, so please come and have a coffee and a slice of homemade cake!

For more information about our Charity Awareness Scheme, or to apply for the support it provides, please head to barnabys.coffee/charityawarenessscheme.

How does Barnaby’s support my community?

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
  • DEC
  • 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
  • Toilettwinning.org

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

Charity Awareness Day – Leukaemia Care UK

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.

Charity Awareness Day – Royal British Legion

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.

SADS Box Office is now open!

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.

Art auction Saturday 12th October

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 now available from Barnaby’s…

Tickets for two events are now available from Barnaby’s:

Quiz Night
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!

Light Party
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?

 

Record amount raised for Macmillan

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!