Sunday, 20 September 2015

Newbury Solidarity Fundraiser for Refugees

St Nic's hosted a brilliant fundraiser in aid of Save the Children, The UN Refugee Agency and the Red Cross who are all helping on the frontline of the refugee crisis. As well as cakes and bric-a-brac, there were also lots of great live bands. I of course spent loads on the tombola to no avail, pipped each time by a cheeky little boy who kept appearing in front of me each time I had a go, and I donated two black bags of clothes, books and other stuff, including about 20 candles.

The event raised nearly £383.38 - massive hat tip to Jonny for Newbury (for that is his name!) for organising.


Saturday, 12 September 2015

Fundraising dinner at Brebis in aid of West Berkshire Mencap

There are still places for a fund-raising dinner on Wednesday, 16th September, at Brebis in aid of West Berkshire Mencap.

Samuel Mansfield, Chef Patron of Brebis, has designed a unique menu which includes drinks on arrival, canap├ęs, a starter, main course, dessert, coffee, petit four plus a half bottle of wine.
He said: “We’re delighted to be offering our support for the charity through a dedicated evening of cooking. It’s a great way to raise awareness for the work that West Berkshire Mencap does locally and we’re hoping that this will be the first in a series of similar events we will be running.”

Leila Ferguson, chief executive at West Berkshire Mencap, added: “As an enthusiastic foodie myself, we are thrilled to working with Brebis and would invite anyone who is interested in experiencing a wonderful evening of fabulous food and great company to get in touch and to come and join us.”

The evening costs £50 per person to attend. If you are interested in attending please contact The Mencap Centre.