2017-2018 Q2 newsletter

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter.

We have had a very busy summer with our #HolidayHunger campaign, lots of collections and fundraising and the Dragon boat festival at Bewl Water. 

Just 2 days to go until our big fundraiser at Salomons Estate. Tickets are just £20 and are still available so grab them now...

Get your tickets here

Nourish Update

by Paul Haines and Olga Johnson ( Co-Chairs )

Nourish has been extremely busy over the summer period.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our #HolidayHunger campaign. We raised £394 in direct donations plus gift aid and we had an increase of over £90 in monthly donations.

We received food donations of just over 5 tonnes during the same period.

Over the six week summer period we delivered 234 food parcels specifically referred to us for the summer period.

Find out more about #HolidayHunger
Because we rely on volunteers to provide our service, the school holiday periods are always difficult for us due to family holidays and childcare.

We are always on the look out for more help and are actively recruiting volunteers. If you would like to see what volunteering opportunities are available to you then please see our website at

Tunbridge Wells Food Festival

Nourish were invited to have a stand at the Tunbridge Wells Food & Drink Festival at Calverley Grounds on the 23rd and 24th September. It was a fantastic weekend with lots of local suppliers and restaurants showing off their products.

Thank you to everyone that popped along to say hello or enquire about volunteering. We will be in touch very quickly to have you new recruits up and running! 

Our stand at the Food and Drink Festival looking fantastic in the sunshine.

Childrensalon Dragon Boat 2017

This year Team Childrensalon took part in the Tonbridge river Dragon Boat Festival again and raised a fantastic £607.50 for Nourish.

Huge thanks to everyone who rowed and supported the team on the day.

See more pics here

Team Childrensalon all ready to race!

Dragon Boat Festival 2017

The Nourishers took to the water for the fourth year running for the 20th annual Dragon Boat Race at Bewl Water. We won all 3 of our races and it was a fantastic day out for everyone involved with lots of stalls and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Thank you to everyone who sponsored our rowers and raised a fantastic £2,070.00

Find out more here

The Nourishers enjoying their 3 wins!

Could we be your charity for 2018?

Our new corporate pack is now available to download from our website so its a great time to get your business or employees involved to support a local charity.

You can support Nourish in so many ways from one off events, employee fundraising, food collections or supporting us longer term by becoming a charity of the year partner.

Find out more here

Thank you to all our supporters, donors and funders for all the help and support so far this year. We couldn't do it without you and together we can work to ensure that no-one goes hungry in Tunbridge Wells, South Tonbridge and the surrounding areas.

Paul Haines and Olga Johnson

Funding News

One Stop Carriers For Causes

Thank you to One Stop Carriers For Causes who have awarded a grant of £700 to Nourish for 2017/2018. The funds will pay for 2 new laptops and a new printer to enhance our capabilities on the move.

Support us in the Co-op local community fund

Join the Co-op and you have the chance to support us in the local community fund until October 2017. If you select Nourish as your local cause the we will receive 1% of the total you spend on Co-op own branded items. You also get 5% back to spend yourself!!

Find Out More


Support us with the new  TW Lotto

You can now support us and other local causes in Tunbridge Wells through the new TW Lotto. The first draw is on 8th July and tickets cost just £1 per week with a top prize of £25k!

50% of the ticket price will go directly to us and 10% to other local causes so get your tickets here now!


Can you donate a Meal a Month?

Help us support those in crisis in Tunbridge Wells, South tonbridge and the surrounding areas by donating a Meal-A-Month or by Buying-A-Bag


Sign Up

Fundraising, Collections and Events

Rusthall Community Cinema collection

Thank you to everyone who popped along to the Rusthall Community Cinema on 30th September to watch the fantastic I, Daniel Blake and find out more about Nourish.

We collected £146.53 in donations and 306.98Kg of food. Huge thanks to everyone who donated and to Rusthall Cinema for hosting.

RTW Together - New Donation Point

Nourish is very grateful for the support of Royal Tunbridge Wells Together. They have become a drop off point for donations to Nourish at their offices in Ely Court Monday to Friday.

Upcoming Events

Casino Night 2017


Friday 13th October 2017

Grab your tickets now for our annual casino night fundraiser in conjunction with Childrensalon. Tickets are just £20 plus a food donation on the night!

This year we are going bigger and better at Salomons Estate

Find out more about the event and how to donate a prize here

Get your tickets here

Get Involved

Want To Help?

If you would like to get involved with fundraising, volunteering or would like to set up a food collection for Nourish, please give us a call on 01892 548 892 or contact us by email:

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