Supporting the Community

Each year, we ask our Rathfinny team members to nominate a charity of their choice that we can support. Our team are super engaged with fundraising efforts for causes close to their hearts. It’s a democratic process where we each vote from a long list until we have a few focus charities for the year.

As a result, events and fundraising efforts are reserved for these chosen charities. To ensure these charities have our full attention, we sadly do not have the capacity to support with additional donations and initiatives.

If you want to find out more, please feel free to contact but we kindly ask that you do not send donation or sponsorship requests. Thank you for your understanding.

Sarah Driver awarding a prize to a runner
Sarah's chosen charity


WOLO is an Sussex-based cancer charity, supporting families affected by cancer. In April, we host a half marathon and 10k race around the Vineyard in aid of WOLO. Spaces are limited and the race is designed to raise money for a good cause whilst focused on being environmentally friendly. Every aspect is considered to create a zero-waste race, from reusing trail signage and banning plastic cups at refuel stands, to edible energy bar packaging, car sharing, tree planting initiatives and and handmade slate medals made from old shoelaces. Plus, so much more! We can’t wait for next year.

Charity Support 2023-2024

This year we are delighted to be supporting a range of local charities based in the Sussex community nominated by our team:

Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, nominated by Brand Ambassador Richard & Maxine from the Cellar Door.

You Raise Me Up, nominated by Gill from the reservations team.

Havens Food Cooperative, nominated by Amy from the marketing team.

Cycling Without Age, nominated by Beth from the Vineyard.

Cork Keyrings for Charity

Thank you to all our lovely customers who purchased a keyring from our Cellar Door shop made from repurposed sparkling wine corks. We raised £600 for the East Sussex Branch of the Coastguard Association! This year, proceeds will now go to a charity called Flysheet Camps that offers holidays to young people between the ages of 8 and 16. During these holidays, they are given the opportunity to play team games, sing around a fire, cook in groups and learn woodcraft skills. These, along with other activities, help to build a sense of community amongst individuals who might otherwise not have the opportunity to do this.