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The 24 Hour Board Game Marathon is coming to Wincanton!

Sat 19 May '18, 08:53
By Dan Apsey
The 24 Hour Board Game Marathon is coming to Wincanton!

Do you love board games? Are you an analogue gamer who prefers cardboard and tokens to controllers, or do you just like a causal game of Monopoly or Cluedo with friends and family? Come and join The 24 Hour Board Game Marathon!

Thugs raided a Wincanton charity shop early Sunday morning

Mon 16 Apr '18, 22:55
By Dave Smith
Thugs raided a Wincanton charity shop early Sunday morning

At 5:30am on the morning of Sunday 15th April, three men wearing balaclavas and wielding large tools raided the top St Margaret's Hospice charity shop on Wincanton High Street.

Volunteers needed to spend time with people with sight loss

Tue 20 Feb '18, 18:22
By Avril Johnson
Volunteers needed to spend time with people with sight loss

Somerset Sight is in need of local volunteers to spend time with people in the Wincanton area who suffer with sight loss. Read on if you would consider giving a couple of hours a month to make a difference to someone's life.

Brendan Rendall - Running to the ends of the Earth

Mon 4 Dec '17, 19:32
By Brian Sales
Brendan Rendall - Running to the ends of the Earth

Brendan Rendall has run marathons the length of whole countries, and raised money to build a school building in Malawi. Earlier this year he returned to his home town to give an inspiration talk in Wincanton Memorial Hall about his adventures.

Wincanton Baptist Church coffee morning raises more money for Macmillan

Wed 18 Oct '17, 19:24
By John Smith
Wincanton Baptist Church coffee morning raises more money for Macmillan

Wincanton Baptist Church is just one of many local groups that dedicate one of their monthly coffee mornings each year to the Macmillan cause. This year, on 21st September.

Want to volunteer? There's a fair for that

Thu 7 Sep '17, 17:31
By Sue Place
Want to volunteer? There's a fair for that

The Wincanton Volunteering Fair will be taking place tomorrow morning at the Memorial Hall. Turn up and find out all about the local organisations that could benefit from your contribution.

Winky Kicks Cancer sports day & auction is this Sunday

Thu 24 Aug '17, 23:49
By John Smith
Winky Kicks Cancer sports day & auction is this Sunday

Winky Kicks Cancer is stepping up a gear this year with an “old skool” sports day for adults and children this Sunday 27th August, starting at 2pm at The Dolphin Hotel. Guaranteed hilarity for all the family, with prizes to be won.

The Horsington Open is supporting a Wincanton charity this year

Wed 16 Aug '17, 14:01
By Richard Gaunt
The Horsington Open is supporting a Wincanton charity this year

The Horsington Open charity golf tournament is back this September, bigger and better, and this year the chosen charities are the St. Margaret’s Hospice, and a Wincanton charity, Wincanton Live at Home. Golfers of all abilities are very welcome.

Pitches available for Somerset Sight’s country house car boot

Wed 9 Aug '17, 14:35
By Holly Sutton
Pitches available for Somerset Sight’s country house car boot

Bookings for pitches are now being taken for Somerset Sight’s 10th September country house car boot sale at the beautiful Yarlington House, Wincanton. Somerset Sight is the local independent charity supporting blind and visually impaired people all over Somerset.

How to kick cancer in Winky this week

Thu 6 Jul '17, 16:03
By John Smith
How to kick cancer in Winky this week

This week is another busy one for Winky Kicks Cancer. Tonight there's Comedy Kicks Cancer at The Nog Inn, and on Saturday the sponsored walk with a twist starts from Uncle Tom's Cabin at noon.

Winky Kicks Cancer 2017 has begun!

Fri 16 Jun '17, 23:57
By John Smith
Winky Kicks Cancer 2017 has begun!

The Winky Kicks Cancer 2017 season began on Friday 9th June with an evening of Bingo in the Memorial Hall, and culminates on 5th August with a music festival at the Hunters Lodge, with plenty in between to suit all ages and tastes.

Local dog trainers are taking on Muddy Dog Challenge 2017

Mon 8 May '17, 16:20
By Kate Tapsell
Local dog trainers are taking on Muddy Dog Challenge 2017

Some local dogs and their trainers from DogWise in Mere will be taking on this year's Muddy Dog Challenge; a 5km obstacle course for dog and owner that's unique in the UK, raising money in support of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

Macmillan Cancer Support is launching a new volunteer service in our area

Fri 5 May '17, 23:28
By Kathleen Gillet
Macmillan Cancer Support is launching a new volunteer service in our area

Local residents are invited to attend a reception marking the launch of a new volunteer service, "Macmillan Help About Wincanton", which will offer practical help to cancer patients and their families in Wincanton, Bruton, Castle Cary, Shepton Mallet and the surrounding areas, and start later in the summer.

Wincanton journalists invite you to discover Deepest Dorset

Tue 1 Nov '16, 15:17
By Fanny Charles
Wincanton journalists invite you to discover Deepest Dorset

How well do you know Dorset? Deepest Dorset, a new book by Wincanton-based journalists Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir, explores what is special about this diverse county, discovering many fascinating facts and stories. Available in Papertrees!

Combat Stress Families and Armed Forces Race Day

Wed 5 Oct '16, 19:43
By Sarah Jane Lewis
Combat Stress Families and Armed Forces Race Day

The second Combat Stress Families and Armed Forces Race Day will be held at Wincanton Racecourse on Sunday 23rd October 2016. It'll be half term and families will enjoy an action packed day of top class jump racing and plenty of entertainment.

Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning Event at Wincanton Baptist Church

Mon 19 Sep '16, 20:06
By John Smith
Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning Event at Wincanton Baptist Church

Wincanton Baptist Church will be holding a Macmillan Cancer Care coffee morning on Thursday 22nd September. The event runs between 10:30am and 12:00 noon, when visitors can relax over a nice cuppa, suitably balanced by a yummy home-made cake, or two.

Horsington Farmer to Cycle 2016 Miles Across England for Sport Relief

Wed 1 Jun '16, 16:00
By Chris Bailward
Horsington Farmer to Cycle 2016 Miles Across England for Sport Relief

Chris Bailward, 67, a farmer from Horsington, is departing on a charity cycle ride which takes him back and forth across England on a 2016-mile trek to raise funds for Sport Relief.

Hounds on the Hill Charity Walk

Wed 27 Apr '16, 16:20
By Karen Harris
Hounds on the Hill Charity Walk

Hounds on the Hill is a 5km charity walk taking place at Ham Hill Country Park on Sunday 22nd May. Brue Valley Rotary Club will be raising funds for Canine Partners. A Fun day for all the family, dogs welcome too.

The Cinnamon Trust Needs Volunteers in the Wincanton Area

Tue 19 Apr '16, 08:43
By Sally Collins
The Cinnamon Trust Needs Volunteers in the Wincanton Area

The Cinnamon Trust urgently needs dog-walking volunteers to help a resident of Wincanton and Billy, their adorable 3-year-old Bichon Frise, who would love to go for a good walk. Can you help this or other residents with their pets?

Ploughing Match at Lower Zeals to Raise Money for Charity

Fri 19 Feb '16, 13:39
By Lorna Allen
Ploughing Match at Lower Zeals to Raise Money for Charity

A group of local people in Charlton Musgrove and Gillingham are working hard to prepare for a charitable ploughing match. The match is to be held on Sunday 6th March between 10.00am and 2.00pm at Lower Zeals, near Mere.

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