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The Pilgrim Singers raise £1000 for the CAT Bus

Mon 2 Mar '20, 16:00
By David Winter & Janet Lowe
The Pilgrim Singers raise £1000 for the CAT Bus

The Pilgrim Singers recently presented a cheque for £1000 to the CAT Bus, raised at a concert they gave just before Christmas in aid of the South Somerset service that provides much needed local transport, and which needs to raise up to £20,000 annually from voluntary donations.

CAT Bus -> Racecourse timetable 2019/20

Thu 16 Jan '20, 16:26
By Dave Smith
CAT Bus -> Racecourse timetable 2019/20

Wincanton Racecourse will be using the CAT Bus as a complementary shuttle specifically for town residents for the remainder of this season. Times vary a little each race day, so please refer to this timetable.

A coffee morning supporting the CAT Bus UPDATED

Mon 25 Nov '19, 17:14
By Joyce Page
A coffee morning supporting the CAT Bus <small style='color: blue;'>UPDATED</small>

We are organising a fundraising coffee morning in support of the CAT Bus, on November 30th in the Wincanton Baptist Church hall. Please come and help us raise a donation for this valuable community service.

Olympians help Wincanton Sports Centre raise funds for employee with brain tumor

Fri 15 Nov '19, 18:32
By Annie Slinn
Olympians help Wincanton Sports Centre raise funds for employee with brain tumor

Two Olympic swimmers joined fundraisers at an event held in support of 22-year-old Laura Skerritt, a teaching instructor at Wincanton Sports Centre, who is living with a tennis ball-sized brain tumour.

Wincanton Racecourse generously hosted a successful day in aid of Combat Stress

Wed 6 Nov '19, 16:34
By Sarah Jane Lewis
Wincanton Racecourse generously hosted a successful day in aid of Combat Stress

Wincanton Racecourse generously hosted a phenomenally successful day in aid of Combat Stress, the veteran’s mental health charity, on Sunday 27th October. There was a record turnout of racegoers and just over £65k was raised.

The CAT bus urgently needs financial support - can you help?

Fri 27 Sep '19, 13:32
By Jayne McDougall
The CAT bus urgently needs financial support - can you help?

The CAT bus is as busy as ever, offering new weekly trips to faraway places whilst continuing to offer the valuable ring-and-ride service, helping people to stay independent for longer, but the charity is struggling to secure funding to safeguard the future of the service.

Somerset Sight's country house car boot sale at Yarlington House

Fri 16 Aug '19, 16:55
By Holly Sutton & Veronica Goodenough
Somerset Sight's country house car boot sale at Yarlington House

Nowhere else can you find such endless troves of unique country house-inspired gifts, vintage delights, art and collectibles, and all in such beautiful surroundings! Count and Countess de Salis kindly hold this much-loved event to raise funds so Somerset Sight can continue its great work across the county.

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.

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