Winscombe District Fundraising Branch
This branch includes the area from WINSCOMBE through CHEDDAR, PRIDDY, WELLS, SHEPTON MALLET, STREET, GLASTONBURY, WEDMORE.
Our principle aims are raising money and the profile of the RNLI locally. This year we are specifically raising funds for the New Lifeboat Facilities at Weston-Super-Mare.
Fundraising events include Formal Dinners, Annual Quiz, Pub meals, Day Trips, Fairs, House-to-House and Supermarket collections.
We are always looking for new volunteers and would love to hear from you.
WE NEED YOUR HELP:
- Collecting for 1 Hour 1-3 times/year.
- Helping or Organising social/fundraising events.
- Join the committee.
Recent activities in our branch
On Saturday 20th October the Branch held a Special Fund Raiser event to celebrate 50 years since the Branch formed. This was a Fire Walk in front of Winscombe Cricket Club when 18 volunteers walked barefoot over a bed of red hot wood embers in front of a crowd of 300 spectators. The sponsorship money and takings from the firewalk has now produced a profit of over £7,600. Our thanks go to Winscombe Cricket Club for use of their facilities, Sainsburys at Cheddar and Winscombe Bakery for providing barbecue meat and bread, Emdad from “Scoop & Spice” (a local Asian Take-Away) for the delicious curry and North Somerset Samba Drummers for their enthusiastic displays during the evening.
On Wednesday 14th November singer, songwriter Louise Jordan as part of her UK Tour performed her inspirational one-woman show 'No Petticoats Here'; in St James Hall, Winscombe as a part of Winscombe and Sandford Remembers WW1; the villages; tribute to those who fell in the Great War. The concert was yet another sell-out for the RNLI and Royal British Legion and our share of the profit was £540.
Finally, on Christmas Eve our team of 12 stalwarts ran a Mega Bucket Collection all day in Tesco’s Supermarket at Shepton Mallett assisted by 'Stormy Stan' (Thanks to Joe, Shaun & Chris) and raised £1,178.
To increase our fundraising, we are looking for a dedicated crew of volunteers:
Volunteers who are willing to collect for an hour or more 1-3 times a year at a branch event local to you.
Volunteers who are willing to support or organise a branch event during the year. This is a vital role and a very easy way to get involved.
People who are willing to help with the set-up or organisation of branch events. This is a great way to really get involved, without the formality of joining the committee.
Volunteers who are willing to help the branch on a formal basis and take on a specific role and responsibilities. The committee meets four times a year and the events are organised by a team of committee members and branch friends.
The branch committee meets four times a year. Contact us for more information.