We have a very strict policy regarding charitable donations due to the huge numbers of requests that we receive for support. We'd love to support everything, but we'd simply go bust in doing so!

What we don't do: We do not give bottles for raffles or donations to auctions. We have had to take this position as we receive more than fifty requests per month. Similarly, we do not do event sponsorship. We are a small, family run company and simply cannot give you thousands of pounds!

What we can do: Events - it is what we are good at. Get a venue, arrange a tasting, charge people £10 per head to come along, and we will only charge you our cost price for the wine.

It means that on the evening, we will not make any money, you get at least £5 of each ticket price for your charity and everyone will have a great time and try some great wine. We think this is great deal and we offer it to everyone coming in asking for a raffle prize and very few people take us up on the offer!

What we already doWe also launched the John Wood Christmas Appeal in memory of my father, which receives donations and spare change and then gives the money to families who struggle at Christmas, the most financially stretched time of the year. The idea of this is just to make their Christmas a little easier.