Below are some examples of how local charities have used the refreshment stall to raise money. Please phone Melissa Murdoch on 07540 393817 for more information on booking the refreshment stall.
St Mary's Church, Lamberhurst wrote:
Yes we are happy to be mentioned on your website. We raised money for 2 charities
Firstly for Hospice in the Weald, we are the Lamberhurst Link Group, only a small fundraising group for the hospice, we hold monthly coffee mornings on the second Friday of each month from 10am – 11.30am in lamberhurst Memorial Hall, also run a tombola stall at Lamberhurst School fete, and from time to time fund raising lunches, etc. We raised about £130 each time we have done refreshments for you.
Secondly we once did your refreshments to raise funds for St Mary’s Church Lamberhurst, Church of England. Many members of our congregation helped by baking cakes for our refreshment slot with you, and any cakes left over were sold after the Sunday service. We raised over £200. Other fundraising events for our church are the Lamberhurst Music Festival, now in its 6th year, which holds about 6 classical concerts throughout the year, including the Opera in the Open at Bayham Abbey each August. We have a welcome party in the village each July to welcome new residents to the village and to meet representatives of all the societies and associations in the village. We also hold our Children’s Holiday Club during the final week of the school summer holidays.
Daphne Huggett, Parish Administrator,St. Marys Lamberhurst and St. Luke's, Matfield (01892 890256)
Horsmonden Social Club wrote:
Just to say on behalf of the Social Club that we are most grateful for the opportunities you give us to run the Coffee/cake stall at the Farmers Market. We average around £100 each time , which is all profit for us as our members donate cakes etc . The money raised by this and the other events we run at present goes to our kitchen building fund. This project is our priority as we aim to make the Club premises even more suitable for members of our community to use.
Ewen Kellas - Chairman, Horsmonden Social Club
Pippa - just to say thanks very much indeed for letting the Club run the coffee stall at last Friday's market. It was great for us as all who took part enjoyed themselves and on top of that we made a stunning £141 for our funds!
I am not sure if Pat thanked you for the time before (she did!) when she was delighted to raise just over £100 for the NSPCC.
It really is a great opportunity that you give various organisations and charities to raise funds. Good for you - well done and thanks.
Horsmonden Primary School PTA wrote:
Tricia Sparks and I have run the tea and coffee stall at the Farmers Market in aid of Horsmonden School to raise money for extra equipment such as Playground Equipment, Sailshades, Children's Kitchen Refit, Decoration and updating of Swimming Pool Changing Room and Cover for Swimming Pool. I think the amount we raised is about £70 for each coffee morning we have done.
Penny Ironmonger - Volunteer
Headway Tunbridge Wells and District wrote:
Headway is a local charity that has been supporting people with acquired brain injury and their carers since 1988. Our Headway Day Centre provides a friendly environment where people can:
Rebuild self-esteem - in a safe and welcoming atmosphere
Improve social, communication and cognitive skills - with games, discussions and activities
Follow, share or develop new interests - such as art, pottery, gardening, music
Spend a few hours out of their own home - meeting friends and giving their carers some respite.
In March 2008 Headway moved into a specially adapted house in Tunbridge Wells. The garden was landscaped in 2009 and funds are being raised to build a workshop, so that Members can do woodwork. At the Farmers' Market we typically raise between £60 and £100.
Angela Boobbyer - Volunteer