CHARITIES and CAMPAIGNSWe support a range of charities each year, and give 100% of all profits to them. We are delighted to have raised £8864 in 2018. We also contributed to much larger amounts by being part of The National Garden Scheme and Macmillan Cancer Support.
When we are open for the National Garden Scheme, 100% of admission receipts and 20% of tea sales receipts go to them. Remaining % distributed to other nominated charities.
Money raised from Plant and other sales usually goes to Stay up Late and in 2018 £50 was donated to the Samaritans and £50 to Night Stop (via Chris Storey)
* note a further £2700 of this money was match funded bringing our 2018 total to £11,563
Other charities and organisations supported by us are Stay Up Late , a campaign to support people with Learning Disabilities to have the lives they want for themselves, and their project Gig Buddies.Stay up Late will remain our main beneficiary charity.
Below is a short video about the charity.
PAFAA - People against false accusations of abuse. (we have raised funds for this organization for three years and are having a break in 2018 while working on a longer term funding strategy for them)
Chomp is a Brighton and Hove based charity endeavoring to alleviate food poverty in school holidays by provide free meals and activities to children who would be eligible for free school meals during term time.
As a founder member of Coats for Kids we are delighted to be supporting the new extended Coats and Uniforms for Kids again. The main aim of the project is to provide a good quality warm winter coat and school uniform to children in need. Coats and uniforms are donated, washed repaired and recycled. People can swap grown out of garments for a new size or can receive items free if they are in need. Community Wardrobes are held every term. We also raise funds to pay for new school shoes and specialist items of school equipment.
Sussex Nightstop provides a safety net for young people age 16-25 who are at risk of homelessness, providing emergency accommodation in the homes of volunteers Sussex Nightstop train and support volunteer hosts to open up their spare room to a young person at risk of homelessness, without this first level of practical assistance it is virtually impossible for the young person to work their way out of this desperate situation. Our aim is to catch these young people before they begin rough sleeping and get involved in the many dangers associated with street homelessness.
We were pleased to support the Samaritans this year through the sale of our Samaritan roses.
We supported the HPS in 2017 as part of their 60th Birthday celebrations. We will not be fundraising for them in 2018 but continue to support them through membership and hosting a Talking Plants events in our garden in July.