The Gardner Leader Christmas Raffle
Gardner Leader are delighted to announce that we have raised an amazing £1,708 to support the invaluable work of Newbury Soup Kitchen.
On the evening of 2 December 2022, we hosted a Christmas Raffle to raise funds for Newbury Soup Kitchen, our nominated charity of the year.
Newbury Soup Kitchen is an organisation that provides help and outreach support to the homeless, the vulnerable, and those less fortunate than others in the Newbury and West Berkshire area.
The raffle took place at Gardner Leader’s annual Christmas party, arranged by a group of trainee solicitors – Kerrie Duffy, Lauren Gale, George English, Alex Poole and Harriet Hughes.
After three years of curtailing events due to the pandemic, Gardner Leader were very pleased to be able to once again host this important fundraising event.
Gardner Leader is proud to be supporting a local charity that is so important to the lives of so many. Newbury Soup Kitchen’s team of volunteers are tirelessly committed to assisting the vulnerable people in our society with meeting their basic needs, to find their voice and improve their future.
A very thankful Newbury Soup Kitchen
Meryl Praill CEO and Founder of Newbury Soup Kitchen says: “Raising such a large amount of money for Newbury Soup Kitchen with donated raffle prizes from the public is a wonderful Christmas surprise for the charity.”
“Gardner Leader have been so wonderful with their support already this year and we look forward to working with them over the coming months. We look forward to seeing some of the exciting ideas they have to unfold and raise money for the vulnerable people in our community.”
“Often food is an open door to a conversation, a way to gain trust and encourage engagement of an individual who has no hope in life and feels isolated and discarded by society. Together we can all work as a community, to help the people in need in our community.”
We would like to thank our incredibly generous donor companies:
Experience Days – Ninja Warrior UK – 137 Gin Distillery (Eat.Drink.Distil) – The Ugly Duckling Pottery – Greggs – Elite Garage Services – Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens – Nuffield Health, Newbury – Sandford Springs Hotel and Golf Club – Newbury Racecourse – Sarah Styles Florist – Willow & Blooms Florist – Honesty Cookery School – Renegade Brewery (previously West Berkshire Brewery) – Caffé Nero – The White Horse Flower Company – The Newbury Gastro Pub – The Royal Oak, Yattendon – The Elephant at the Market – Bucklebury Farm Park – The West Berkshire Golf Club – The Bladebone Inn – Haringtons Hair Salon – Bills – Hobbycraft, Newbury – Between the Lines – Mug & Brew, Thatcham – Royal Windsor Racecourse – Buyagift – St Paul’s Cathedral – Yew Tree Garden Centre – New Theatre Oxford (ATG Tickets) – Adam & Eve Hair, Yattendon – Tesco Superstore (London Road, Newbury) – Basildon Park – Majestic Wine, Newbury – Harrison & Green Florist – David Lloyd Newbury – Camp Hopson – Roots Estate Agency – John Lewis