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Wincanton Country Market Afternoon Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care

Wed 17 Jul '19, 15:17
By Helen Hermanstein Smith
Wincanton Country Market Afternoon Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care

In 2019, Wincanton Country Market celebrates trading in our town for 50 years. We shall be marking this milestone by hosting an Afternoon Tea in aid of Breast Cancer Care, on Friday 19th July. We'll be serving a wide range of our delicious homemade cakes and bakes.

A team from Wincanton Racecourse rolled up their sleeves for the local RDA

Mon 1 Jul '19, 18:31
By Lucy Johnson
A team from Wincanton Racecourse rolled up their sleeves for the local RDA

Eight employees from Wincanton Racecourse took a day off from their usual duties and were put to work on a number of tasks including poo-picking, tack-cleaning, washing down walls and weeding, at the Blackmore Vale Riding for the Disabled Association.

Myakka fills funding GAPS for local support group

Tue 25 Jun '19, 17:36
By Andrea Cowan
Myakka fills funding GAPS for local support group

The latest community group to benefit from the Myakka Grassroots Fund is Wincanton-based Guardian and Adoptive Parental Support (GAPS), to whom Myakka representatives recently presented a cheque for £2,500 at one of their Balsam Centre meetings.

The 24-Hour Board Game Marathon is coming back to Wincanton!

Fri 21 Jun '19, 15:53
By Dan Apsey
The 24-Hour Board Game Marathon is coming back to Wincanton!

Last July, the first 24-Hour Board Game Marathon in support of Cots for Tots came to Wincanton Memorial Hall and raised a whopping £5,000 just by playing games all day! Such a success demands to be repeated, so it's happening again this year.

Wincanton Growing Together at Carrington House

Thu 20 Jun '19, 18:09
By Debbie Hicks
Wincanton Growing Together at Carrington House

Pupils from all three of Wincanton's schools have been collaborating with residents of Carrington House as part of a community project to revamp the care home's gardens in support of St Margaret’s Hospice’s Glorious Somerset Gardens scheme.

Mind in Somerset’s Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day

Thu 13 Jun '19, 13:59
By Ayesha Kirton
Mind in Somerset’s Driving Challenge and Family Fun Day

Test your driving skills on a range of vehicles against competitors to win fantastic prizes as part of a fun-packed day with the family. There'll also be an inflatable assault course, arts and crafts, tombola, face painting and static displays of military and vintage vehicles.

Music at the Manor with the Pilgrim Singers

Thu 23 May '19, 09:35
By John Baxter
Music at the Manor with the Pilgrim Singers

The Pilgrim Singers’ summer concert is on Sunday 30th June in the gardens of Balsam House. If you come you can expect a diverse programme of fine choral singing. The £12 ticket includes strawberries and cream and a glass of Pimms.

Matt's Respite Retreats

Thu 9 May '19, 14:43
By Tracey Pratt
Matt's Respite Retreats

Matt’s Respite Retreats is a Wincanton-based charity that works to offer affordable respite breaks in Weymouth for those affected by cancer. It handles a caravan on the Haven Weymouth Bay site, and is currently looking for both financial and operational support.

St. Margaret’s Hospice is bringing Glitter Run back to Wincanton

Fri 12 Apr '19, 16:09
By Hollie Cashmore
St. Margaret’s Hospice is bringing Glitter Run back to Wincanton

St. Margaret’s Hospice’s award-winning Glitter Run, a sparkly and colourful 5km fun run featuring biodegradable glitter, bubbles and powdered paint, is returning to Wincanton Racecourse in May.

Brand new charity Treatment Bag offers a ‘hug in a bag’ to cancer patients

Wed 27 Mar '19, 18:42
By Maymie White
Brand new charity Treatment Bag offers a ‘hug in a bag’ to cancer patients

A new charity, Treatment Bag, founded just outside Wincanton, seeks to offer a little respite to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, in the form of luxurious cloth bags filled with beautiful, specifically selected gifts.

St. Margaret's Hospice information and coffee morning

Tue 26 Feb '19, 16:10
By Susan Bickle
St. Margaret's Hospice information and coffee morning

St. Margaret's Hospice is holding a coffee morning on Monday 25th March at Wincanton Memorial Hall to provide an opportunity to meet the Community Fundraiser who will update you on opportunities to support St. Margaret’s Hospice in South and East Somerset.

I would run 500 miles, and I would run 6500 more...

Thu 21 Feb '19, 18:23
By John Smith
I would run 500 miles, and I would run 6500 more...

Born and raised in Wincanton, Brendan Rendall was in the news recently after running clear across the African continent; 2,474 miles in 98 days, all in support of orphans in Malawi. As if that wasn't enough, he's planning something even bigger...

Macmillan coffee mornings coming up in Wincanton

Tue 18 Sep '18, 22:09
By John Smith
Macmillan coffee mornings coming up in Wincanton

It's Macmillan coffee morning season and local groups, businesses and organisations are organising events. Here are a few happening in the Wincanton area. Let us know if you're holding your own so we can add it to the list.

Wincanton Wheelers ride for Winky Kicks Cancer this Sunday

Fri 20 Jul '18, 18:13
By John Smith
Wincanton Wheelers ride for Winky Kicks Cancer this Sunday

Local cycling group, Wincanton Wheelers, is running a charity cycle ride to raise funds for Winky Kicks Cancer, on Sunday 22nd July, starting from Wincanton Memorial Hall and finishing at Uncle Tom's Cabin.

The 24 Hour Board Game Marathon is coming to Wincanton!

Sat 19 May '18, 07:53
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, 21:55
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, 18:24
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, 16:31
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.

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