07: 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.
Purpose/role:

To enable the whole village to meet together for an evening to celebrate the harvest coming home

When & where:
The event is held each year on the 1st Saturday in August in the field in the church. There are also fund-raising events throughout the year, eg the ‘Winter Warming’ evening.
Person to contact:
Mike Isgar
Phone:
01934 712087
Cost:
Ticket prices are set for the harvest home event as low as possible, to enable as many people as possible to come.
Who can attend:
Open to everyone.
Support with attending :
Contact Mike Isgar to discuss.
Purpose/role:

Registered Charity No. 1184104

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

When & where:
Business meetings are held at Winscombe Social Club, as necessary. This may change as of 1 August to The Kings Head, Silver Street, Cheddar. Second Thursday of each month from 7.30pm.
Person to contact:
Kerry Wood, 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 Kerry Wood to discuss.
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
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:
Nothing to join. Event specific
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.
Purpose/role:

To connect people who work together to solve community problems and promote goodwill

When & where:
Every Thursday 7.15pm Strawberry Inn Draycott
Person to contact:
Chris Steel
Phone:
07778 672700
Cost:
Please contact Chris Steel for details
Who can attend:
Open to everyone
Support with attending :
Support with transport available. Please contact Chris Steel to discuss
Purpose/role:

Supporting farmers to keep an the interest in conservation on the moors

When & where:
Meet whenever necessary
Person to contact:
David Banwell
Phone:
01934 712187
Cost:
To be confirmed – discuss with David
Who can attend:
Open to landowners on the Tealham and Tadham moor
Support with attending :
Not applicable
Purpose/role:

To hold an annual village event with entertainments & including a competition to present the best of a range of items & skills, e.g: children’s handicrafts produce, handicrafts, baking, wine, beers and photography.

(Formerly known as “Theale Flower Show”, we changed our name to Theale Show in 2020)

When & where:
The annual show is held on the 1st Saturday in September. There are fund-raising events during the year.
Person to contact:
Nick Armitage
Phone:
01934 806157 or 07391 611106
Cost:
Small charge to enter the competition and to visit the show.
Who can attend:
All welcome to the annual event. Supporters and helpers on the day and throughout the year welcome.
Support with attending :
Contact Nick Armitageto discuss.