1. Reverse Advent Calendar
Stonesfield Community Pub Group is determined to provide wider benefits to the community. We are working with Stonesfield Mutual Aid this year to support households who are facing hardship at Christmas. We’ve designed a reverse advent calendar that you can download from our website (www.backthewhitehorse.com/community) and we are asking YOU to be a Stonesfield community hero. It’s really simple – wrap an empty box, then each day add the item suggested on the calendar to the box during the advent period. Let us know if you’re taking part (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll collect your box w/c 21 December. Stonesfield Mutual Aid will deliver them with their usual discretion to those in need in the village before Christmas.
2. ‘Stonesfield & Surrounds’ photography competition calendar
Showing 12 photographs of Stonesfield throughout the changing seasons this calendar can be purchased via www.backthewhitehorse.com/shop and www.ablackbirdsang.com at £15 each or three for £40 + postage for >3 miles from Stonesfield. Matt and Rekha have also kindly agreed to stock them in the village shop.
High quality A3 prints of the images will also be available if there is one that you particularly love.
3. A White (Horse) Christmas!
We had hoped to bring you a range of goodies to fulfill your Christmas desires, but in line with the Fundraising Regulators’ guidance all such activity has stopped. If you’d like to make a donation to the campaign funds anyway please hop over to our crowdfunding page: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/user/susan-rudlin/projects/vnGZ93jW – this is one of those ‘other fund’ pots where the more you raise the more chance there is of accessing other grant funding, so please share this link too.
4. Locally Made Christmas Wreaths
Gaye Olesen and Amanda Leavy are taking orders for Christmas wreaths, made entirely from fresh hedgerow and greenery (no plastic) and available in three sizes.
Prices: Large £35. Small £20 Hazel £12
They are kindly donating all proceeds to the #backthewhitehorse campaign. You can see examples on our website (www.backthewhitehorse.com/shop) and also place an order. Or complete the slip attached and send it with a cheque payable to Stonesfield Community Pub Limited, Midway Barn, Hunt’s Close, Stonesfield OX29 8QQ.
Gaye also has pots of hyacinths available, but they’re all shapes and sizes so she recommends a conversation with her (tel: 07990 530386).