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Is your fundraiser right for a micro sponsorship?

debbie&andrew’s support is aimed at local or grass root fundraisers for whom even a small injection of cash could make a significant difference. We are calling this support a ‘micro sponsorship’. Awards can range from £50 to £1000 in cash, plus free product for use in charity meals or barbecues.

Lots of projects and organisations have already benefitted, we are really proud to be associated with all this fantastic fundraising:

  • The Addington Fund, creating breakfast events to help local farmers build business networks
  • Helping the oldest charity shop Imago in Tunbridge Wells, who help communities become stronger
  • Helping a rural Welsh village become a community again with the Llanwyddn Music Festival

To see all the other projects, click here!

Any fundraiser in aid of local activities and communities and which brings ‘A Real Taste of the Country’ to life can qualify. So long as the money raised is for a good cause that is supported locally and embodies country-inspired activities, skills, crafts, values or ideas.

It could be raising money for local team kits; refurbishing the sports pavilion; maintaining a local park or landmark; setting up a gardening club; buying school equipment; building an animal sanctuary; launching community cooking courses; repainting the church hall; promoting the village fete; holding a street party; staging a music concert or arts festival or creating a local support network.For fundraisers like these, debbie&andrew’s micro sponsorship scheme is here to help.debbie&andrew’s ethos is to support rural values and the countryside. This is not just by making sausages that provide ‘A Real Taste of the Country’. It also includes sourcing the best quality meat from British farmers for their delicious sausages plus ensuring these farms meet good welfare standards. Beyond this again, it means supporting projects that promote rural values and community life.

 

Does your project qualify?

Any small or grass roots project that has local community support can apply. Awards will be made based on the reach and relevance of the fundraiser and the scope of the money given to optimise the money raised. Each application should therefore demonstrate a good base of local support and provide a clear proposal for how the funds are to be spent. Applications on behalf of established charities or organisations are welcome, so long as it is submitted by the local organisers and the micro sponsorship is spent on the fundraising activity and not given direct to the charity.

 

Micro sponsorship awards

Each successful applicant will receive a cheque of up to £1000 to be used within a year of the award. In addition, up to £50 of debbie&andrew’s produce can be provided for use in activities such as fundraising or networking meals, launch events or social activity to promote the cause. As micro sponsorships, debbie&andrew’s require applications to indicate how the micro sponsorships will be recognised and acknowledged.

 

Assessors

The Awarding panel will be made up of representatives from debbie&andrew’s plus (where relevant) a representative from partner organisations or media involved in promoting the micro sponsorships.For more information and the terms and conditions for nominating your project, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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We believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when it is being consumed in aid of the Addington Fund, a national charity which helps farmers in times of hardship and crisis. From January to March, breakfasts are being held from Cornwall to Cumbria to raise money for the Fund. Generously hosted for free in local restaurants, pubs, village halls and county shows these events ensure breakfast means business when it comes to a good cause. Contributing to the Addington Fund's coffers is a good enough reason for many farmers to gather together, but they will also be able to consume some of the best British breakfast foods, including our lovely sausages!

Events to look out for, will be held at these locations:

18 January, Ashcombe Village Hall, Devon
19 January, Griggs Restaurant, Lower Sticker, Cornwall
24-26 January, Scaife Hall Farm, Blubberhouses, North Yorkshire
15 February, Stratford Agri Market, Clifford Chambers, Warwickshire
17 February, Norton Village Hall, Gloucestershire
7 March, Ponsanooth Village Hall, Cornwall
10 March, Temple Bar Inn, Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire

These breakfasts also play an important role in bringing together rural business people, providing a significant networking opportunity that is much valued by the participants. In the past they have attracted attendees from across the rural business spectrum from farmers to local retailers, hotels and restaurants, banks, business advisors, accountants and lawyers. In 2016 these breakfasts generated £22,828 and the aim is to exceed this in 2017.

More details area available on: www.addingtonfund.org.uk/events/farmhouse-breakfast-events-2017

We hope to see you there!

Oasis Community CentrePlenty of pyrotechnics and extra bangers from debbie&andrew’s in aid of the Oasis Community Centre and Garden, Worksop

If you can’t wait for Bonfire night to get your fix of pyrotechnic bangs and flashes, then the Oasis Community Firework and Food Festival at the Worksop Community Centre on Friday 28th October will certainly get you in the mood. There will be a fabulous firework display and brilliant bbq providing plenty of sizzling fun for all the family.

Funds raised are for renovating and updating part of the community centre, come along for a flaming good time and also raise money for an excellent cause! Beside the fireworks and charity bbq featuring our yummy sausages, there will be plenty of fun for all the family. From guessing the weight of the cake to children’s balloon races, pottery painting and arts and crafts activity, it will be a busy night out! There will also be plenty of refreshments and tempting food on sale.

The Firework and Food Festival has received a donation of ‘bangersandcash’ worth £750.00 through our micro sponsorship scheme. The money has been invested in the firework display and the free sausages aim to give the event some extra sizzle!

For further information regarding tickets, timings and details of the event contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event details: This will be an organised firework display and safety guidelines will be publicised at the event. Food and refreshments will be on sale and car parking is available. About the Oasis Community Centre The Oasis Community Centre at Worksop has a lovely children’s room which was created 6 years ago when the community centre was restored to create a multi-purpose community facility. The money is being raised to renovate a room that is used every day of the week by projects relating to local children, including the parents and toddlers programme, a child minders programme, a weekly children’s club and holiday club provision. It is also used by groups working children who are disabled and learning difficulties. The fund will be used to replace the floor and add a new hard wearing surface. The aim is to redecorate and refurbish the room and the community aims to raise about £10,000 to cover this project.


Alfies Striders debbie and andrewsHalloween 10K Dash runs up funds for Kent based Alfie’s Trust and gets some extra sizzle from debbie&andrew’s

Sunday 30th October: 10.00 am start Government acre Ramsgate

Runners from all around Thanet, Herne Bay and Ramsgate are invited to go through their paces in a Charity 10K Halloween Dash arranged by local running club Alfie’s Striders in support of Alfie’s Trust. This charity works with children going through chemotherapy to help them cope as well as possible with the treatment. There are still a few places left for runners to compete for the Halloween Dash medal or register as a virtual runner to run the race at your own pace and place whilst still contributing to the fundraising!

The run is being staged by Alfies Striders, a club that combines working together to develop and improve the skills of all levels of runners whilst also raising money for charity. The aim for the Halloween Dash is to raise money to fund a massage therapy room located on the oncology ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

V1 140715 PC DEBB-15-069 COMMUNITY MICRO SPONSORSHIPS LOGO-01The Halloween Dash has been supported by a micro sponsorship worth £450.00 from the welly good sausage makers at debbie&andrew’s, and the money has been invested in creating the distinctive Halloween medals and promoting the event.

We are really happy to support an event that combines a great cause, good fun, getting fit and generous fundraising. It certainly brings country values to life, which is exactly what our micro sponsorships are designed to achieve. We hope everyone puts their best boot forward and has a welly good time on the day while raising lots of money for a great cause.

Race Details

Race starts at 10am from Government, the route is along Kent’s beautiful coast line to Thanet Wanderers rugby club. There is free parking in the surrounding area of the start line. Club officials will be scattered amongst to keep you all on route. Finishing at Thanet Wanderers clubhouse where there will be free nibbles for all finishers. There will also be a charity raffle.

Be aware there are limited spaces so purchase immediately so you don't miss out! Please remember you can still take part as this is a virtual run so if you can’t attend on the 30th you can buy your place and do your run at your own leisure and submit your evidence to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can purchase your place on the Virgin Giving page making a £10.00 donation. For more details, see Facebook.

 For further information regarding tickets and details of the event contact: Simon: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Pumpkin Carving, Pumpkin Hunt & Charity BBQ gets extra sizzle from debbie&andrew’s in aid of the Godolphin Cross Community Association
Wednesday 26th October: Pumpkin Carving 10.00 am to mid-day & Luncheon Club mid-day to 2.00pmSaturday 29th October:Pumpkin Hunt and Charity BBQ from 6.00pm

At The Chapel, Godolphin Cross, Nr Helston

Why not carve out some time for family fun at the Godolphin Cross Pumpkin extravaganza this half term? On Wednesday 26th an outbreak of funny faces can be expected as the Luncheon Club celebrates a Harvest and Halloween themed meal and activities. There’ll be a chance for everyone to get creative with plenty of pumpkins available at £3.00 per pumpkin, plus free refreshments for children. On Saturday 29th, there will be a flaming good pumpkin hunt around the village to find out where all the wonderful pumpkin heads are hidden. This will be followed by a sizzling charity bbq featuring our yummy sausages (and possibly a pumpkin pie or two!). There will be plenty of family fun as children from local primary schools will be making appropriately spooky music to keep everyone in the mood for Halloween high jinks.

The events are being staged by the Godolphin Cross Community Association (GCCA) who is fundraising to buy the local chapel. This is currently providing a vital home for local youth clubs and organisations such as the Gardening Club and W.I. It is due to close and the GCCA hope to purchase it in order to maintain a local meeting place, a base for a part-time post office and potentially also to provide a based for a pre-school for local parents too.

This Pumpkin extravaganza is only the start of the fundraising activity, which will include regular Lunch Bunch activities, a Winter Arts and Crafts Fair and a Summer Fete. The GCCA has received a donation of ‘bangersandcash’ worth £450.00 through debbie&andrew’s micro sponsorship scheme. The money has been invested in crockery and equipment so that the Lunch Club can grow and involve more people in its fundraising activities.

We are really pleased to be supporting the Goldophin Cross Community Association. The idea of the Lunch Bunch combining good food, great fun and generous fundraising certainly brings country values to life, which is exactly what our micro sponsorships are designed to support. We hope everyone builds up a good appetite during the pumpkin hunt and the charity bbq is a sizzling success!

 

For further information regarding tickets, timings and details of the event contact the organiser on 01736 761337

Autumn weather didn't dampen the family fun day at Wandlebury Country Park in Cambridge, as visitors enjoyed activities that brought history and archaeology to life. From making and baking iron-age bread, to basket weaving and recreating the traditional round houses that sheltered our Celtic ancestors, there was something to amuse all ages. There was even a nod to the origination of face painting, as our ancestors used blue dye called woad to paint their body and face. Luckily for those Wandlebury visitors with school or work on Monday, modern face paint is easier to wash off!

The day provided a real romp through the archaeology and history of Wandlebury, with the opportunity to reproduce the activities of the people who lived there over the millennium. Saturdays in historic times were evidently not so relaxing, given the bows and arrows, sling shots and chain mail that featured during the day. But it is still fun to find out how they were made and give it a go in person, as visitors to the fun day found out. There was even a chance to learn the basics of archery.

All this activity meant visitors built up a healthy appetite and a sizzling bbq featuring debbie&andrew's sausages was on hand, alongside Tilly's Tea Room providing delicious cakes and tea. Some brave types even tried out their iron-age bread and discovered it went really well with modern sausages and ketchup.

The sausages were available as part of a 'bangers and cash' donation of £500.00 through our micro sponsorship scheme. The money had been invested in promoting the open day and the free sausages gave the event some extra sizzle.

We are really proud to support the Wonderful Wandlebury Fun Day. It was the perfect way to bring a real taste of the history of the country to life and to find out out what the equivalent of the Iron Age sausage might have been. We are delighted that everyone had a welly good time!

 

If you're looking for a fun day out for the family that will send everyone home happy, educated, entertained, well exercised and full - then the Wandlebury Family Fun Day is the perfect answer on Saturday 1st October.

It is an ideal way to spend an autumn afternoon. The Wandlebury Country Park is not only a beautiful setting, it is also a site with a fascinating history and access to some interesting archaeology. All of which will be brought to life at the Wonderful Wandlebury Family Fun Day, thanks to Cambridge Past, Present and Future. With activities from shelter building and bushcraft to archery and bee-keeping plus weapon shield and jewellery-making, the family will soon build up a healthy appetite. Although there will be an iron age cookery demo, luckily debbie&andrew's sausages will be available from modern day charity bbq, all raising money to support future activities at Wandlebury.

The sausages are available as part of a 'bangers and cash' donation of £500.00 through our micro sponsorship scheme. The money has been invested in promoting the open day and the free sausages aim to give the event some extra sizzle. Ian Bagnall from debbie&andrew's commented. "We are delighted to be supporting the Wonderful Wandlebury Fun Day. Perhaps visitors will find out what the equivalent of the Iron Age sausage might have been, as well as discovering how our ancestors made the most of the countryside around them. We certainly hope everyone has a welly good time!"

The Wonderful Wandlebury events and activities will be held across the Paddock, Ring, Orchard and Stable Rooms. Refreshments will be available including a BBQ serving debbie&andrew's delicious sausages. Tilly the Travelling Tearoom will also be present.

For further information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 01223 243830 extension 207 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/whats-on

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A welly good ploughing match puts some sizzle into fundraising for the Addington Fund (28th September 2016)

The Cheshire Ploughing and Hedgecutting Society annual Ploughing Match on Wednesday 28th September is the venue for the Addington Fund’s charity business breakfast.

We have happily provided free sausages to ensure the breakfast is a sizzling success!

Ian Bell, CEO of the Addington Fund commented. “Breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day and the Cheshire Ploughing match is the perfect venue to host a farm-focused fundraiser! Our networking breakfasts not only bring local farmers together but also introduce them to other rural businesses in order to share ideas and information. We are delighted that debbie&andrew’s sausages are bringing a little extra sizzle to our guests’ day.”

The Addington Fund runs a series of breakfast events to help local farmers build business networks. More than ever, a successful farmer has to be involved in a wider network of contacts in order to promote his or her business. The aim is to connect farmers with local retailers, hotels and restaurants, banks, business advisors, accountants and lawyers. So the Cheshire Ploughing Match Breakfast will raise money for the Addington Fund, boost awareness of British produce and encourage the development of local rural business networks.

This event epitomises ‘A Real Taste of the Country’ as it showcases traditional farming skills and demonstrates the craftsmanship needed to run a farm. Meantime the Addington Fund is showcasing the great British produce that can be eaten at breakfast while bringing rural business people together and raising money for farmers in need.

For more information on the Cheshire Ploughing Match: Contact Susan Ball on 01260 270180 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information on Addington Fund’s other Farmhouse Breakfast Events, see: www.addingtonfund.org.uk/event-type/farmhouse-breakfast-events

Warwickshire FarmersFundraiser supports young people to develop skills and make friends across Warwickshire August 20th, 2016

The Warwickshire Federation of Young Farmers Association (WFYFC) has received a donation of hundreds of free bangers from the welly good sausage makers at debbie&andrew’s to ensure their fundraising Hawaiian Hoedown is a sizzling success.

The WFYFC is a rural youth organisation offering ‘skills for life and fun’. It is run by volunteers and aims to provide skill-building activities and networking for young people based in the region.

Fundraising is a key part of the WFYFC’s activities, not only because fundraisers provide a great chance for members to get together, but also because staging such events can provide valuable experience to the organisers. The Hawaiian Hoedown (20th August) will feature a charity bbq with debbie&andrew’s sausages as well as plenty of hot Hawaiian dancing.

Stephanie Eaton speaking for the charity said, “We’re looking forward to a great evening which will also generate important funds to help strengthen the organisation and ensure its future as the largest rural youth organisation in Warwickshire. This enables us to advance young people from rural communities both in their education, career and social mobility and allow our members to play significant roles in their local communities and develop as young adults. We really appreciate debbie&andrew’s support in this and are looking forward to a sizzling bbq that will raise lots of money for our cause!"

We LOVE the idea of a Hawaiian Hoedown! It puts great food at the heart of a fantastic social occasion that is also supporting the local community. We know it takes a lot of hard work to arrange this type of evening and we hope everyone has a great time while raising a significant amount. 

Information on the Warwickshire Young Farmers and their fundraising events is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.