As you know, The Grocer is a proud supporter of Caravan, the industry's welfare charity, which looks after former colleagues who have fallen on hard times through no fault of their own.

Next month you can expect to hear more from the charity, as it launches its annual awareness campaign.

More on that in coming issues. For now, we would just like to remind you of the great events that are being run around the country to raise funds for the charity.

On Sunday, 25 June, for instance, you and your family could be heading to Leeds Castle for a Picnic Prom and House Party. You will be able to enjoy the day's events from a private marquee. As well as the famous Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra playing popular music from films such as Star Wars and Harry Potter, kids will be entertained by a magician, balloon artist and caricaturist. It's great fun and all for just £80 a ticket, with kids under ten going free. To get your tickets, e-mail

Then there's the national five-a-side football competition, which takes place in Manchester on 15 July. If you have got what it takes to be crowned the best footballers in the business, call Glenn on 01304 824121.

Looking further ahead, you should think about booking your places at Caravan's popular annual luncheon at the London Hilton on 10 November. Call 01252 875925 for more information on that event and on the charity itself.