As many of our customers remember from last year, we are big fans of Homestart – it’s a local charity with really practical support for struggling families.
Last year we did a present collection for them under our tree, and collected nearly 100 presents with the help of our lovely customers.
This year we’ve managed to up our game with the support of the rest of Battlers Green Farm!
Present Donations before Friday 19th December
All of the shops are helping to collect presents for the kids in these struggling families (and there are a lot in our local area of Watford and Three Rivers). You can deliver your present to any of them, or straight to us. We’ll collect them all together under our tree and get them to Homestart ready for Christmas.
This year we’ve been asked for more practical presents; after all, toys are great, but sometimes kids need the basics.
The theme is ‘Keep a child warm at bedtime‘, so anything like:
- Dressing gowns
- Little teddies
- Or something your kids/grandkids love at bedtime
They need to be new, wrapped, and labelled girl/boy and the age/size.
Thank you to all the shops for getting behind this great charity, and for all our customers who are already delivering presents, buying raffle tickets and planning on coming up to see us on Saturday!
Christmas Shopping Event – Saturday 6th December
This Saturday, you can come and do your shopping, with lots of treats at each of the shops to make it fun and enjoyable, whilst helping Homestart*:
- Hair Chalks with us (generally for the kids, but we don’t mind doing adults!).
- Christmas Decoration making at Hertfordshire Craft Collective
- Carol singers and band throughout the day
- 100’s of pounds of lovely raffle prizes **
- Mulled wine, mince pies and balloons
- Fun cycle races at Cyclezone
Plus, BGF is the perfect place for getting those extra little presents, or something for someone where you are at a loss.
* We’ll be asking for a small donation in return for a treat
** Buy the raffle tickets at any of the shops, then at the end of the day they will all be put together and the raffle will be drawn. Your chances of winning a prize are huge!