CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST
This Saturday, Barnaby’s will play host to the last in our series of Classic Car Summer events. Any pre-1990 vehicles are invited to attend and showcase themselves. Doors open at 10am.
All visitors, kids, dogs and families are welcome too! Barnaby’s popup coffee shop will be there with teas, coffees and homemade cakes from our friends at Bishops Waltham Country Market.
Our Classic Cars events will return in April 2022.
It was a pleasure to be able to host Rev Michael Smith and his team at Barnaby’s yesterday (Thursday 11th November). A couple of years ago, we assisted Michael in the set-up of a community coffee shop in Hatch Warren near Basingstoke – Michaels parish at the time.
Michael was back at Barnaby’s for some advice on a similar venture he is setting up at his new parish in Bournemouth. Good luck Michael!
This Saturday and all next week, we will be championing the work of the Royal British Legion. It has particular resonance this year, as it marks the 100th Anniversary of the RBL. There will be lots of slides on the big screen in Barnaby’s recognising the events of Armistice Day, the daily Act of Remembrance at the Menin Gate in Ypres, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in London. 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.
Over £10m has been raised through The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning over the years, and Barnaby’s are delighted to have played our part since we began serving the Meon Valley in 2014.
From 10am on Saturday 16th October, head to Barnaby’s for a coffee and a slice of homemade cake. Bring your family and your friends – be part of something truly amazing.
Fancy baking a cake for Macmillan? Drop your donation in to Barnaby’s between 4pm and 5pm on Friday 15th October.
In support of the Royal British Legion, our friends at St.Barnabas Church have organised a garage sale in the car park outside Barnaby’s for items discovered in attics & garages during the pandemic lockdown. Set-up from 9.30am on Saturday 10th July.
For details, please email email@example.com direct.
As there are now some restaurants, pubs and coffee shops opening up, albeit on very restricted terms, we are naturally looking at how Barnaby’s may do the same. In assessing this, our priority has been the safety of our volunteers and customers, whilst also respecting the guidelines we operate under and the experiences of similar community projects.
All things considered, it is currently the intention of the BBT to re-open Barnaby’s in the first week of September. We hope that by then, the current guidelines may have relaxed enough to allow us to deliver the full Barnaby”s experience. It may be that we adopt a phased approach, starting with a takeaway service only. We know this news may be disappointing to some. That includes us, as we want to be open too! However, the size of our kitchen and the need to create a suitable one-way system make effective social distancing very challenging.
Our confirmed plans will be announced closer to the time, both here and on Facebook. We very much look forward to sharing them with you.
In partnership with the Y7 students at Swanmore College, we will be supporting the Rainforest Alliance UK as part of our Charity Awareness Scheme. A collection tin will be out all week, and we’ll hold a full Charity Awareness Day on Saturday 7th March. All you have to do is come in and have a coffee, because 50% of our takings will go direct to this very worthy cause!
Rainforest Alliance UK is a non-profit organisation, whose aim is to protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, promote their human rights, and help them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. Further information is available via www.rainforest-alliance.org/uk.
In continuation of our Valentines Day theme, this Saturday will be a Charity Awareness Day for the British Heart Foundation. Half of our takings on the day will be sent to the BHF, along with the contents of the red tin by the till. Please give what you can.
BHF’s vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. They fund research to keep hearts beating and blood flowing.
As part of our ongoing support for charities with a connection to the Village, we will be holding a Charity Awareness Day on Saturday for Trinity Winchester. 50% of our takings on the day will be given to this incredible venture, along with the money from the tin by the till.
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. More at trinitywinchester.org.uk.