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:

AIMS AND OBJECTS:

To support people in need in the Isle of Wedmore and surrounding local communities in order to improve their quality of life (with a special focus on the elderly, isolated, lonely and vulnerable) in order to:

Minimise poverty, isolation, exclusion and mental distress and boost wellbeing within the local community,
Develop a culture of mutual support and friendship within the local community
Encourage mutual aid initiatives and community support social activities at street level
Build community resilience in the face of social, economic and environmental challenges

This neighbourhood support provision includes – but is not limited to – transport, home visits, basic domestic/household assistance,  helping with shopping, collecting prescriptions, help with errands and befriending,

 

When & where:
Weekdays
Person to contact:
Cathy Butterworth
Phone:
01934 712775
Cost:
Nil
Who can attend:
n/a
Support with attending :
n/a
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