On Wednesday 8th March we celebrated the launch of the charity’s collaboration with jewellery designer Cassandra Goad with a special drinks party at Cassandra’s shop in Sloane Street.
Cassandra has designed a limited edition silver and gold pendant in honour of Horatio Chapple and has been incredibly generous in donating all profits from the sale of the pendants to Horatio’s Garden.
The pendant is inscribed with the poignant motto of Horatio’s family that represents the ethos of the charity
‘May love abound all round’.
You can view and purchase the pendants online – please click here.
Cassandra kindly hosted the brilliant event, where both the pendants and a limited number of engraved cufflinks were available for guests to purchase throughout the evening.
Horatio’s friends, along with his brothers Titus and Magnus, have been involved in the collaboration from the beginning and helped to organise the occasion along with the excellent team at Cassandra Goad.
It was a lovely evening spent amongst many friends, all of whom made the evening a resounding success. The raffle was particularly popular, raising over £500, with prizes including either one of the pendants or a set of cufflinks, as well as reportage artist George Butler’s beautiful Anima Mundi print. George very generously donated his work, which details some of the world’s most important migrations.
He is an award-winning artist and illustrator specialising in travel and current affairs who has drawn in Syria, Afghanistan, Transylvania and India, amongst many other adventures. If you would like to see more of George’s work, please click here.
The evening was kindly sponsored by two brilliant premium drinks companies, White Heron Drinks and Pinckneys Gin.
White Heron Drinks are the creative brains behind their irresistible British Cassis, which they also donated bottles of so guests at the event had the chance to enjoy their signature (and very delicious!) British Bramble Cocktail. The company is based on a family farm in Herefordshire, which is the source of all the blackcurrants forming their delectable cassis and which have been grown here for four generations. This rich liqueur is the perfect apertif served straight over ice, with sparkling wine or added to cocktails for a fruity twist.
Meanwhile, Pinckneys Gin are responsible for a variety of twists on an old British favourite and donated some of their Premium London Dry Gin to create the perfect British Bramble Cocktail that White Heron are known for. The Shropshire-based company took over a farm when first establishing their business and have since planted more than 10,000 trees, 3 miles of new hedgerow, and wild flower meadows, as well as undertaking grazing management in order to support native wildlife. Their particular focus is on helping insects and birds to thrive, and conservation is at the heart of all that they do.
Pinckneys’ passion is utilising nature to inspire and stimulate healing and regeneration, which is certainly a passion Horatio’s Garden shares. You can read more about their brilliant work here.
Alongside these, POPS Premium Ice Popsicles and Rude Health also sponsored the occasion. The former donated a selection of scrumptious alcoholic ice lollies for all to enjoy, whilst the latter provided some delicious snacks for the evening. Rude Health’s cornitas are a triangular blend of pulses, corn, extra virgin olive and sea salt combined with either chickpeas and lentils or black beans – there was quite a debate amongst guests as to which was their favourite on the night!
We are incredibly grateful to all those who attended the evening. There was a truly fantastic atmosphere and it was great to see a new generation getting involved in supporting the charity.
Thank you so much.