When our friends at Tuppenny Barn, in Emsworth, saw the crisis in Ukraine unfolding they knew they wanted to do something to help, so decided to hold two special events supporting Children on the Edge’s work with Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and Romania.
On Thursday 14th April, they held a pop up cafe alongside their annual plant sale. There was a delicious array of homemade treats for guests to enjoy along with a chance to bag a new outfit through a clothes swap rail from ‘Transition Chichester’. There was a great turn out of local supporters for the event, which raised over £720.
Following on the from the pop-up cafe, in June, the team at Tuppenny Barn hosted a very special Gardeners’ Question Time event with a panel of the gardening world’s finest, including award-winning garden designer and presenter of BBC’s Gardeners World, Arit Anderson; Annie Guilfoyle, co-curator of Garden Masterclass, lecturer, writer and garden designer; Head Gardener at West Dean, Tom Brown; and Ben Pope of The Working Garden.
Children on the Edge Fundraising Officer, Annie Whillians said, “The Gardeners’ Question Time was a wonderful event in a beautiful setting with a really engaged audience and hugely knowledgeable panel. Thank you to Maggie and the team at Tuppenny Barn and the brilliant panel for their efforts and time.”
She went on to say, “It has been amazing to work alongside Tuppenny Barn over the past few months, they have hosted some truly memorable events and raised an incredible amount to support our work with refugees. We are so grateful not only for their generosity, but for their attention and dedication in supporting our work with those living on the edge.”
If you’re thinking about hosting a fundraising event in support of Children on the Edge, please get in touch with the team at firstname.lastname@example.org