Winscombe District Fundraising Branch
This branch includes the area from Windscombe through Cheddar, Priddy, Wells, Shepton Mallet, Street, Glastonbury and 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
RNLI Windscombe and District Folk Night
On Saturday 23 February James and Ann Barattini from our Committee organised a RNLI Folk Night in St James’ Hall Winscombe when we welcomed back Somerset singer-songwriter-storyteller Reg Meuross. Once again, Reg performed to a sell-out audience performing songs from his new album “12 Silk Handkerchiefs” plus pieces from earlier albums. Reg was in great form entertaining us with two sessions of wonderful Folk music and stories and accompanying himself very skilfully on guitar, banjo and harmonica; it was a splendid evening of quality folk music. Before the show and during the interval the bar dispensed much needed refreshment so that the concert produced a profit of £1,028.”
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.