04: Give to others – supporting the community, fundraising & volunteering

Purpose/role

A society for men, designed for self improvement and to do charity work.

When & where
Masonic Hall second Tuesday each month from October to May at 6.30pm
Person to contact
Robert Hector
Phone
01934 712954
Cost
Annual subscription of £85
Who can attend
Open to men who believe in a superior being.
Support with attending
Contact Robert Hector to discuss.
Organisation Name
Purpose/role

Registered Charity No. 1184104

Service to the community, including fund-raising and supporting local projects.

When & where
Business meetings are held as necessary at The Kings Head, Silver Street, Cheddar. Second Thursday of each month from 7.30pm.
Person to contact
Brian Airey, Secretary
Phone
0345 8337402
Cost
£84 per year, payable monthly
Who can attend
Membership details by request. Contact Kerry Wood or via website.
Support with attending
Contact Brian Airey to discuss
Organisation Name
Purpose/role

To raise funds for the charity

Person to contact
Sue Burton
Phone
01934 712092
Cost
Not applicable
Who can attend
If you would like to have a collection box in which to put your loose change, contact Sue. Christmas cards are available from November.
Support with attending
Not applicable
Organisation Name
Purpose/role

An organisation with charitable purposes, to advance health and relieve sickness, especially in people in Wedmore, Axbridge and surrounding areas.

When & where
Quarterly meetings and an AGM
Person to contact
Shirley Wederell
Phone
01934 712089
Cost
A fund raising organisation, with no cost to help. This fund has helped many people, eg, supplying equipment at the end of life and supporting ‘Music in Mind’.
Who can attend
Open to all Wedmore parishioners who want to help.
Support with attending
Contact Shirley Wederell to discuss.
Purpose/role

To help the congregation of St Mary’s to raise money to maintain and enhance St Mary’s as an all-village community centre.

When & where
Fundraising events throughout the year, such as ‘Clash of the choirs’ and ‘The Wedmore 40/30’ charity bike ride
Person to contact
David Hopkins
Phone
01934 710149
Cost
£30 annually to be a member. Events open to all at specific prices
Who can attend
Open to anyone
Support with attending
Contact David Hopkins to discuss.
Organisation Name
Purpose/role

The group is an umbrella organisation to co-ordinate, explore and encourage sustainable living, as it could apply in practical terms to Wedmore and the surrounding villages

When & where
1st Monday of the month, at The Swan at 8pm.
Person to contact
Steve Mewes
Cost
No cost
Who can attend
Open to anyone
Support with attending
Contact Steve to discuss.
Organisation Name
Purpose/role

Run by the Somerset Library Service,  it  delivers and return books for readers who are unable to access the library in person, due to poor health, mobility problems or caring responsibilities.

When & where
At the user’s home by arrangement. Service currently suspended
Person to contact
Kirsty Jenssen
Phone
07814 079831
Cost
Free
Who can attend
Volunteers visit at home to collect and deliver library books for anyone who cannot reach the library.
Support with attending
To use the service or volunteer, contact Kirsty by phone or email.
Purpose/role

Isle of Wedmore Good Neighbours is a group of volunteers who provide practical help to anyone in the local community that requests it.

Need a lift for a medical appointment or a club meeting
Want something collecting from the village chemist or shop?
Got a chore around the house you can’t manage
Just like someone to pop in for a cuppa and company?

Call us on 01934 806299

 

When & where
Volunteers can offer home visits and can also offer Volunteer Drivers if there is a particular need, for example, to attend a social club or society.
Person to contact
The Duty Co-ordinator
Phone
01934 806299
Cost
There is no cost for voluntary help, but donations are gratefully accepted to help with the running of the service.
Who can attend
Anyone can contact Good Neighbours if they have a need which we may be able to help with.
Support with attending
If you want to ask for help or offer to volunteer, please call 01934 806299.
Organisation Name
Purpose/role

A Masonic Lodge, a society for men, designed for self improvement and to do charity work.

When & where
4th Wednesday in November, February and May at the Masonic Hall
Person to contact
David Pottow
Phone
01934 712186
Cost
Annual subscription, subject to change, currently £50.00 per year.
Who can attend
Anyone who is a Mason, by invitation only.
Support with attending
Contact David to discuss
Organisation Name
Purpose/role

To connect people who work together to solve community problems and promote goodwill.  “Service above self”

When & where
Every Thursday 7.15pm Strawberry Inn Draycott
Person to contact
John Mander (Secretary)
Phone
01761 412007 or 07724 343886
Cost
Annual subscription and meal costs
Who can attend
Open to everyone
Support with attending
Support with transport available. Please contact John Mander to discuss