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The team at Downton 4 Family would like to thank our local community for all your support which in turn has meant we have been able to support lots of local families. Here are some of the initiatives you may have been involved with in recent months:

> Reverse Advent Calendars – creating Christmas parcels for local families
> Christmas Treats to local schools – over 60 bags of goodies
>> Online shop – thank you to all involved (Stable & Wick, Downton Butchers, The Horse & Groom, New Forest Chocolates, New Forest Aromatics and Teresa Rogers and all our customers!)
>> Our Christmas card – thank you to local artist Tracy Smith for her design and hard work and to Tailwind who sponsored the card.
>> The Brian Whitehead Sports and Social Club for hosting our meeting and the children’s Christmas party.
>> Co-op Community Fund – we are delighted to be a beneficiary of the Fund this year. To make us your chosen charity please click here
>> Charity Cars with their amazing vintage cars and chauffeur service – all proceeds kindly donated to us – click here
>> Support from Lucy Nicholas Art – refreshments at her local art events
>> The Bull at Downton – for supporting us through their Wednesday evening quiz night.
>> All those individuals with their own fundraising who have kindly donated to us.

For 2022 we have some new plans and we will keep you posted, in the meantime, please bear in mind our vintage car and chauffeur service, Charity Cars, for any special occasions in 2022 such as weddings, proms and anniversaries. If you have any questions please contact Helen Holgate on

May I take this opportunity to thank the many individuals from the community who assisted in the planning, and on the day, of Remembrance Sunday.  It does not just happen and the early planning commences in September. So we have a bit of a long lead into the day.  Everything worked out well.  I was really pleased with the Bowers Hill service on the 11th.  The children from Morgan’s Vale School played centre on that day.  How wonderful they were, complete with their own home made memorial. Thank you. Below is one of many photographs taken after church at St Birinus. Branch members pose with the Branch standard. Bill Maddy, Secretary, Royal British Legion Morgan’s Vale, Woodfalls & Redlynch Branch. November 19th.

A Call for Ideas and Volunteers!

The Nation will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the long holiday “weekend” from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June 2022. There will be national, regional and local events taking place. Redlynch Parish Council and other local groups are beginning to develop ideas for local celebrations. We are looking for ideas and volunteers prepared to help and deliver local events. If you are interested please send your contact details along with any suggestions to We will form a steering group to help coordinate a programme of activities and to keep the Parish informed.

We are excited to announce we are back in time to supply lots of goodies for Christmas, birthdays or simply so you can spoil yourselves.

New Forest Aromatics are offering a delivery service so if you wish to send candles or ‘Bath and Body’ treats (or both) as gifts or want anything delivered to your door please have a look. The delivery side of the shop is a whole new set up for us and all feedback will be very welcome.

Lizzie from New Forest Chocolate has put together two different sized hampers for us to sell.  These will make brilliant gifts so hoping they might tempt you… She’s also added a cute Rudolph chocolate bar and a snowflake bar to her range.

Local artist Tracy Smith has donated another fun Christmas card design featuring a snowman and these can be purchased online.  Local company Tailwind have kindly sponsored the production of the cards so every penny spent on the cards will go straight to the charity.  Thank you Tailwind!

We are still delivering to The Downton Butchers, Stable & Wick and the Horse & Groom…just let us know which collection point suits you best. Please have a peak by following the link…..To the shop

Best wishes and take care
Julie Kaye
07709 552964