NWTC's Botanist sites raise almost £40k for Barnardo’s in one month

By Helen Gilbert

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Sweet illusion: carrot cake dessert raises lots of lolly for Barnardo's
Sweet illusion: carrot cake dessert raises lots of lolly for Barnardo's
The Botanist brand has raised £38,212 for children’s charity Barnardo’s.

The New World Trading Company-operated (NWTC) branded chain donated £1 from the sale of both its bespoke Believer cocktail (£7.50) and Carrot Pot Planter Sharer (£9.50) dessert across its Manchester city centre, Alderley Edge and Media City sites, as well as Newcastle, York, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, Reading, Farnham and Marlow outlets throughout September.

According to NWTC, the carrot cake, served in a miniature plant pot with edible flowers, mint leaves, glazed carrots and coated with chocolate crunch 'soil', was created in memory of John Somers, a young boy whose nickname was Carrots.

In 1867, Somers died from malnutrition on the street two days after being turned away from an at-capacity Barnardo’s House, which eventually led to Dr Barnardo’s launching the charity’s powerful slogan “No destitute child ever refused entry”.

“It's been a pleasure to continue our work with Barnardo's,” said Katie Longbottom, human resources project manager at NWTC.

“And with a great month of fundraising behind us we still have so much to look forward to as we deliver our projects to support bright futures for vulnerable young people across the UK.”

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