03: Social interaction & relaxation

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This is a Community Choir, not a church choir. It provides opportunities to sing together for fun & enjoyment and to meet together.

The choir sings at social occasions, eg weddings, fetes and in care homes.

When & where: Blackford Church, 8 – 9pm on Monday evenings
Person to contact: Deirdre (Bun) Sisson
Phone: 01934 713617
Cost: Free. A voluntary contribution of £1.00 for church funds is welcome, but there is no obligation
Who can attend: Everyone welcome, no audition is required
Support with attending : Contact Deirdre (Bun) Sisson to discuss.
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Social interaction, exchange of ideas and patterns

When & where: Alternate Wednesdays 10am to 12md. Check dates in Wedmore News or Isle of Wedmore website. Small Hall of Wedmore Village Hall (use back door)
Person to contact: Ruth Edkins
Phone: 01934 710064
Cost: £15.00 twice yearly to cover hire of hall
Who can attend: Open to anyone interested in sewing, patchwork and quilting. Visitors welcome to pop in for chat and a cup of coffee
Support with attending : Not available.
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A social get-together with a variety of interests

When & where: Monthly get-together on 3rd Wednesday of each month, excluding August. In winter months at the Masonic Hall at 2.30 with a speaker, summer months include a coach trip.
Person to contact: Pauline Lunn or Heather Banwell
Phone: (Pauline) 01934 732517 (Heather) 01934 712216
Cost: Annual membership of £5.00
Who can attend: Open to any adult over 50 years of age.
Support with attending : Not available
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A social club for retired business men.  No political affiliation.

When & where: Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Wedmore Golf Club at 10.15am
Person to contact: Ross Young
Phone: 01934 710255
Cost: Annual subscription of £25.00 and £2.00 at each meeting
Who can attend: Open to men only, retired businessmen
Support with attending : Contact Ross Young to discuss
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An opportunity to share friendship and music in a relaxed and supportive group

When & where: Masonic Hall, usually every fortnight on a Monday, from 2.15 to 3.30pm
Person to contact: Stella Moore, Music Therapist or Heather Banwell
Phone: (Stella) 01934 732282 or (Heather) 01934 712216
Cost: No cost to people attending, but a donation is welcomed. Supported by local charities
Who can attend: Open to carers and people with memory difficulties. Local musicians are very welcome to join us occasionally and provide a short performance as part of the session.
Support with attending : Contact Stella or Heather for more information and to discuss.
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To continue the tradition of change ringing at St Mary’s church, the original purpose of which was to call people to church services

When & where: Ringers practice Monday evenings at 5pm. The bells are rung every Sunday at 9.45am before the Sunday service and on other special occasions, eg weddings.
Person to contact: Steve George
Phone: 01934 712115
Cost: No cost to ringers to join. Fee paid to ringers for weddings
Who can attend: Anyone who has an interest in ringing or learning to ring.
Support with attending : Contact Steve George to discuss.
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Informal social gathering for a chat and a cuppa

When & where: The Lady Chapel at St Mary’s Church, on the 2nd Friday of each month, 3.00 to 4.30pm
Person to contact: Heather Banwell
Phone: 01934 712216
Cost: No charge, but donations to the heating of the church are welcome.
Who can attend: Open to anyone who is living/feeling alone and would like an afternoon of company with like-minded people
Support with attending : Contact Heather Banwell to discuss. Transport can be arranged.
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Run by volunteers and more helpers are always welcome.

This is a sociable club, giving members the chance for a chat, a good hot meal and occasionally listen to a speaker, watch a demonstration or very occasionally have a trip out.

Officially it is a Mini Day Centre and comes under the Social Services department of Somerset County Council.

When & where: The club meets every Tuesday from 10:30 until 14:30 at Wedmore Village Hall.
Person to contact: Angela Mills
Phone: 01934 712607
Cost: The Tuesday Club is subsidised by Somerset County Council, with members paying a small contribution towards the meal and transport.
Who can attend: The club is for elderly people living in and around the Wedmore area. Members are mostly over 80. There are currently 25 members but there is room for more participants.
Support with attending : Contact Angela to discuss. Transport is available from volunteer drivers.
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To foster friendly relations with Wedmore twinned village of St Médard de Guizieres in France

When & where: Fund-raising events Visits to and from France in alternate years
Person to contact: Nickey Hann
Phone: 01278 641162 or 07801 847064
Cost: Cost of visits and entertaining French guests varies
Who can attend: Anyone
Support with attending : Transport is laid on for trips during visits.
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Celebration of harvest with a full day of entertainment, street procession, lunch, children’s tea,  games and evening party.

When & where: Annually on the 3rd Friday in August at Wedmore Playing Fields
Person to contact: Kerry Wilcox
Phone: 07881740576
Cost: Lunch tickets £20 Tea tickets Adults £5 Children (non parishioners) £3 Free tea tickets for children from the parish accompanied by an adult. (Further information from Arthur Gadd 01934 713063)
Who can attend: Open to all
Support with attending : Contact Kerry to discuss.