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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.

Winky Kicks Cancer sports day & auction is this Sunday

Thu 24 Aug '17, 22:49
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, 13:01
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, 13:35
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, 15:03
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, 22:57
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, 15:20
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, 22:28
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.

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