On average, UK charities state that they are expecting a 24% reduction in total income for the year which equates to a £12.4 billion loss in total! That is a huge loss.

This got us thinking…we have had to remove all collection pots from our till points and have heard of many local charity fundraisers being cancelled. so we thought we could help by  donating 5% of ALL tea & coffee drink sales made in August, from the EDGE Café and our new beachside café EDGE by the Sea in sunny Littlehampton.

That means that next time you pop into one of our cafes for a freshly roasted coffee or loose leaf tea, 5% of your drink sale will be will be fairly split 50/50 between our two chosen charities – two very different charities and each one special in its own unique way.

The Sussex Snowdrop Trust is an incredible charity, providing ‘Nursing Care at Home’ for children with life-threatening illness or who may be terminally ill. Based in Chichester, West Sussex and the surrounding area, we have seen first-hand the inspirational work that The Sussex Snowdrop Trust has done for our local community. From day-to-day care, financial support and counselling, Snowdrop can currently support up to 76 families at one time.

Director Alice Rendle said “The Sussex Snowdrop Trust is an absolute pillar of our community and I am in complete awe of the incredible work they do for local families. Not only do they provide care, but also small things that we forget about – travel to and from appointments, support for siblings and assisting with family days out.”

Our second chosen charity is an international charity that sits very close to Director & Head Roaster Chris Rendle’s heart. The Gurkha Welfare Trust – providing financial, medical and community aid for Gurkha veterans, their widows and their wider communities so they are able to live with dignity in Nepal. Supported by Patron HRH the Prince of Wales and Vice-Patrons Joanna Lumley OBE and Field Marshal Sir John Chapple, The Gurkha Welfare Trust has been able to provide residential care for veterans and widows and lead clean water projects for remote Nepal communities.

“My father was in the Indian Army during the last war, and had huge respect for the troops, and in particular, the Ghurkhas who were as loyal and brave as any soldier could be. “Chris explains. ” We owe it to them and their families to help them in any way we can.”

The team at Edgcumbes are hoping to raise as much as we can for these two fantastic charities in order that they can continue their brilliant work.

And you can help us- remember to stop by one of our cafes – at the Roastery near Arundel , or in Littlehampton.

Oh, and if you’re feeling generous you can always add a further £1 donation to your bill. Don’t forget, both cafes have signed up to the EAT OUT TO HELP OUT scheme, so you can save 50% already on your purchase!