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Barnaby’s hosts coffee mornings and get-togethers all the time. Details here, and on our Facebook page.

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.

“Cuppa & Colour” is back

“Cuppa & Colour” is a fun way for your kids to get stuck in to a little bit of creativity in a lovely safe environment. All this week, Barnaby’s will have drawing ideas available for the U10’s, while you sit back and enjoy a nice velvety coffee and some free wifi!

What will you do with your new found freedom? Read a book? Catch up with friends? Launch a new business? Either way, you’ll find drawings and pencils ready for little ones when you get here. Pin their creations up on the noticeboard to win a prize at the end of the week!

Half term hours

As usual during half term (and in order to give our volunteers a little bit of a break), our hours will be a different during Half Term week. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 2pm to 4pm
Wednesday 2pm to 4pm
Thursday 10am to midday 2pm to 4pm
Friday 10am to midday 2pm to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm

Cuppa n’Colour will be back, to allow your little ones a chance to get creative while you enjoy a nice relaxing coffee.

Meet the Neighbourhood Watch on Thursday 31st October

After successful trial ‘drop-in’ sessions with the Meon Valley Neighbourhood Watch earlier this year, we will be welcoming them back on Thursday 31st October from 10am to midday. This is your opportunity to:

  • ask about current initiatives in the Meon Valley
  • raise concerns about recent events near you
  • propose or discuss ideas that Neighbourhood Watch could get involved in to help improve security near you

Find out more about the Meon Valley Neighbourhood Watch team on their Facebook page at facebook.com/MeonValleyNHW, or just pop in to Barnaby’s on Thursday morning for a coffee and a chat.

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.

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!

Vintage car display on 12th October

To celebrate our 5th birthday, we’ll be hosting a display of fabulous vintage cars outside Barnaby’s on Saturday 12th October. You are most welcome to come along and talk to the owners. Fingers crossed for the weather! Currently, we are expecting to see the following:

  • Austin 7
  • Austin 10 (pictured)
  • MGB Sports
  • MG Midget
  • Lotus Elan
  • Fordson Dexter tractor

The evening will see the return of the famous Quiz Night – always a fun night. Tickets are now available in Barnaby’s for £10 (£5 for children). Teams of 6-8 are required, so get together and get involved!


Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning this Friday

Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest charity fundraising event is undoubtedly The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. It will be held in Barnaby’s on Friday 27th September, starting at 9am. There will be plenty of cake for sale, and loads of things for the kids to do too.

Pop in & be part of something special!

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 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.

Scaffolding goes up

As you will have no doubt seen, there is quite a lot of work being undertaken to the outside of Barnaby’s currently. This is to refurbish a lot of the exterior woodwork and finials around the building, which should not take more than a month.

Don’t be put off! Barnaby’s is open as usual. Please do come on in for yummy coffee and homemade cake. We look forward to seeing you.

Hours are back to normal

With the summer holidays almost over, Barnaby’s resumes its normal summer schedule this week. Our hours are:

Tuesday 2pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday 2pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 9am to midday 2pm to 4.30pm
Friday 9am to midday 2pm to 4.30pm
Saturday 10am to 1pm

We’ve been busy making a number of improvements to Barnaby’s over the summer period and there are lots of great events to look forward to in September and October, rounding off a fabulous fifth year supporting the community. Come and tell us what you’ve been up to!