Become a friend of Blackthorn
An annual membership, costing £15, will give you:
10% discount on food and drink in the Blackthorn Trust Cafe
Invitations to exclusive member events and activities
A copy of our annual newsletter
To join please complete THIS FORM or call 01622 828 382
Make a donation
Much of our work is possible because of the support we receive from donations. You can donate HERE using PayPal or contact us on 01622 828 382 if you would like to make regular donations, or if your business would like to support us
Visit our café and garden
Our café and garden are open to the public from Monday to Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm.
All of our dishes are prepared on-site using as much produce from our biodynamic garden as possible. We also sell artisanal bread, oils, teas, beautiful crafts and stained glass, all of which have been lovingly made in our workshops
All proceeds go towards the running of the trust, and every penny you spend with us really makes a difference
We are also part of Kent Charities Group – a small group of local charities who fund raise together by putting on an annual dinner and by having a fantastic Christmas raffle each year. Find out more about Kent Charities Group HERE
Volunteer in our charity shop
If you have a few hours to spare each week we would love to hear from you. We provide full training and a friendly supportive atmosphere in which to work. For further details please contact us on 01622 828 382
Volunteer as a workshop or cafe assistant
We rely on a tireless team of tenacious volunteers to help run our cafe and workshops. We look for people with a kind, patient and positive disposition who are skilled and able to support vulnerable adults in our workshops.
Please note that we carry out a DBS check on all volunteers
Fundraise on our behalf
There are all kinds of fun ways to raise funds for charity. This year we are collecting foreign currency, both current and out-of-circulation, coins and notes. We have a drop-off point in our cafe. All donations gratefully received.
We are also open to any crazy ideas may have. This year, Friend of Blackthorn, Michael Lawrence is doing a wing walk, and in 2018 Susie Chassagne became a white water kayaker in just six months. Watch the highlights of her Kayak for Blackthorn challenge here: https://blackthorn.org.uk/?p=1480
If you’d like to do something on our behalf why not come and see us or give us a call to discuss how we can support you: Tel: 01622 828 377
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We use social media to help spread the word of the work we do, as well as forthcoming events. Please like and follow us, and share our posts