Lymington Italia raises £3,000 for The Honeypot Children's Charity

Thousands visited Lymington for the annual Italian-themed market and Ferrari display 

Italia cheque presentation with Lymington Mayor to The Honeypot Childrens CharityThis year Lymington's Italia Festival on Sunday 7 July has raised £3,000 for the Mayor’s charity, The Honeypot Children’s Charity, which provides respite to young carers in our area. The donation includes £1,000 generously donated by Barclays Bank.

The weather was kind throughout this year's Italia Festival and the Italian-themed market was buzzing with thousands of visitors enjoying the 50 Ferraris on display.

The £3k raised, plus Honeypot’s own street collection during the event which raised £618.13, will fund a full year of Honeypot support for 7 of the 33 Honeypot young carers that live in the Lymington area.

When the children come to Honeypot House, they bounce on trampolines, build dens, climb trees, use the swimming pool, make new friends and enjoy taking a break from their caring responsibilities and difficult circumstances at home.

Honeypot support also ensures that these children will be visited in their local community three times a year by the Honeypot outreach play team, receive a birthday card and Christmas present and return to Honeypot House for a weekend break every year.

Lymington and Pennington Town Council would like to thank everyone who supported and attended the event.

Find out more about The Honeypot Children's Charity here.