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.
This Saturday, we will be championing the work of the Royal British Legion. As always with our Charity Awareness Days, half of Saturday takings will be given to the RBL.
Please head to barnabys.coffee/charityawarenessscheme to find out more about our Charity Awareness Days and to put forward a charity of your choice that we could support as part of the scheme.
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.
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.
A collection of 50 stunning Classic Cars enjoyed the autumnal sunshine outside Barnaby’s this morning, including three stunning E-Type Jaguars. Our famous popup coffee shop was on hand to keep the owners happy, offering tea, coffee and yummy homemade cakes from our friends at Bishops Waltham Country Market. As at previous events, we agreed to give all the money we collected to a local charity. Today we chose our local partners at the St.George Foundation.
To Pete, Roger, Berty, Sarah, Vicky, Chrissie & Sharon, the BBT would like to say a huge “thank you” for all the help you gave towards this summers events. Well done! You did it!
Some truly stunning classic cars gathered outside Barnaby’s this Saturday, as part of our Classic Cars @ Barnaby’s series that runs until October. Images can be seen on our Facebook page.
As ever, our fabulous volunteers ran a popup coffee shop in support, offering tea, coffee and homemade cakes. It raised well over £100, which we’ll be giving to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Our next gathering of classic cars is on Saturday 27th August.
The subject of our Charity Awareness Scheme (CAS) this month is the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC). We have an RNRMC rep in the village and a serving Royal Marines soldier – both were in Barnaby’s on Saturday.
As will all CAS events, half of our takings on the day were added to whatever donations were made by you – our fabulous customers – and given straight to the RNRMC.
About the RNRMC – serving in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines represents an enduring commitment to protecting our island nation. This commitment is not without sacrifice. Those who serve can find themselves in a uniquely difficult and dangerous environment facing extended periods of time separated from loved ones, often with very little opportunity for communication. Head to rnrmc.org.uk to find out more.
We are delighted to announce the arrival of Barnabees – a brand new beehive that will form a significant part of the wonderful new garden design project led by the Y6 children of Swanmore Primary School.
Pictured above is Rebecca Parker (new Deputy Head Teacher at the school) receiving a large cheque from Alastair Walton (Barnaby’s Business Team) alongside Carl Weston (Site Manager and newly-appointed Head Beekeeper!) Carl has been busy preparing for the arrival of the queen bee in a few weeks time, and expects to see the first honey crop in 2023. It is Barnaby’s intention to further support the Primary School by offering Barnabees Honey for sale in Barnaby’s next year.
With our great thanks to the team at FOSPS for helping to make this happen! We look forward to keeping them, and you, posted.
On Saturday 18th June, we’ll be hosting a number of trainee dogs from Hounds For Heroes as part of our Charity Awareness Scheme. Come and meet ‘Aurora’ and her handler John Branson. She is a 12-month old golden retriever in training for Hounds For Heroes. In the next year, she will join a higher training program ahead of becoming an assistant dog. John will be able to tell you the amazing things that these dogs are capable of and how they are trained.
Half of Barnaby’s takings on Saturday will be added to your donations, and sent to Hounds For Heroes. Please come and give them your support.
Last month, we supported Christian Aid with a number of activities and items on the big screen. Our local Christian Aid rep – Wendy Horn – popped back in to Barnaby’s recently to collect a cheque for £770.
On receiving the cheque, Wendy (R) commented “We are so grateful to the Barnaby’s team for helping to raise such afabulous amount of money. Thank you.!”
Sarah Walton (L) commented “Our support of Christian Aid is a great example of Barnaby’s at its very best – as a community hub supporting charitable works here and elsewhere. Our thank go to all the wonderful volunteers who help make this place such a great success”.