#ChristmasJumperDay at Barnsgate 15th December 2017

#ChristmasJumperDay

We try to do what we can for good causes at Barnsgate but there is one cause that is especially fun and festive to participate in. That would be #ChristmasJumperDay!

What is Christmas Jumper Day?

The idea is for people to donate so they can have an excuse to put on their#ChristmasJumperDay at Barnsgate 2016 most awful and outrageous Christmas jumpers on the 15th December. This is a campaign that was started by Save the Children. They help to build better lives for children in third world countries by providing medication, water, clothing and more.

Christmas is a time for coming together. We eat, we cheer and we (hopefully) get to unwrap lots and lots of presents! For those of us who are a bit older, we often look back at what Christmas was like as Children. The excitement of waking up in the morning and digging out your presents. The sad reality is, however, that not all the children in the world get to experience what we do. Each day is a fight, struggling to make it through to tomorrow. That’s not a childhood. This is why the work that Save the Children is doing is so important. Not only do they provide life-saving resources for these children but they also give hope for tomorrow.

What can you do?

Here at Barnsgate, we will be adorning our most embarrassing and disastrous Christmas Jumpers. I am a bit of a scrooge myself and so I have acquired a jumper of a pug wearing a Christmas hat. It’s captioned “bah humpug” so I’m chuffed to bits with mine and I will be putting £2 in the pot to put it on at work. If you wanted to get on board, why not join us at Barnsgate wearing your own whacky winter wear and donate a couple of quid to do so? Even if it’s just to pop down for some coffee!

The Christmas Jumper team have come up with lots of other ways to make money for Save the Children too. You could host a Make & Bake sale, a naff raffle with funny, yet useless, Christmas prizes or they have office sweepstake posters. It is well worth a visit to their website, christmasjumperday.org, if you are looking for some great ideas to do your part.

Fancy a laugh at the expense of us wearing our Christmas Jumpers? Why not book a table for the 15th! It is easier than ever now that you can book online.

If you are doing something for charity, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!

#ChristmasJumperDay

 

NSPCC Autumn Craft Fair at Barnsgate

NSPCC Craft Fair

If you have been to Barnsgate recently or even passed by, you may have seen some banners advertising the NSPCC Craft Fair coming up on the 4th.

The annual craft fair has become somewhat of a tradition here at Barnsgate and it gets better and better every year. It is an ideal opportunity to pick up some early Christmas Presents and support the fantastic work of the NSPCC.

The NSPCC is the leading Charity that fights to prevent child abuse in the UK. They help children that have been abused and guide them to rebuild their lives. They protect children in the midst of abuse and are constantly searching for ways to put an end to abuse once and for all.

It is very sad to think that abuse still happens today, which is why we need to find ways to support causes such as the NSPCC. Whether it is a simple donation, campaigning or taking part in one of their many events. It all helps to create a brighter future for these children.

The NSPCC Craft Fair

So why not come and join us at the NSPCC Craft Fair on the 4th? Entrance is £2.50 towards the work of the NSPCC. Refreshments are available and there is also the annual raffle with some amazing prizes up for grabs! The doors open from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm and the craft fair is taking place in our Ashdown Suite and Historic Museum Barn.

If you could, we would appreciate you sharing this post with your friends. Even if you won’t be able to attend, by spreading the word we can hopefully make this the best and most successful craft fair yet! We appreciate your support.