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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.

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, 18:43
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, 19:06
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, 15:00
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, 15:20
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, 07:43
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.

Big Balsam Quiz at The Nog Inn – Thursday 25th February

Thu 18 Feb '16, 12:30
By Abbie Castle
Big Balsam Quiz at The Nog Inn – Thursday 25th February

Wincanton Marathon Man, Berry Bernsen, is holding a Quiz Night at the Nog Inn to help him reach his £1,500 fundraising target. Book a table with friends to make a night of it. Entry includes a bowl of chilli!

Light Up A Life - A Service to Remember Our Loved Ones

Sun 6 Dec '15, 13:38
By Richard D'Arcy
Light Up A Life - A Service to Remember Our Loved Ones

St. Margaret's Hospice will be holding a Light Up a Life service in the Parish Church, Wincanton on Saturday 12th December. This is an opportunity to reflect together, remembering family and friends who have illuminated our lives.

Wincanton Racecourse to Host First Ever Side-Saddle Charity Flat Race

Fri 2 Oct '15, 15:01
By Hannah Walker
Wincanton Racecourse to Host First Ever Side-Saddle Charity Flat Race

On Sunday 25th October Wincanton will stage the first ever side-saddle charity flat race on a British racecourse in celebration of the Somerset track’s two season association with the Southern Spinal Injuries Trust.

Horsington Open Tees Off for Another Year

Thu 17 Sep '15, 08:11
By Richard Gaunt
Horsington Open Tees Off for Another Year

Horsington Open Charity Golf competition is now in its third year. Open to all comers, it takes place on Friday October 23rd at Henstridge Golf Club. Enter at the Half Moon, Horsington, or the White Horse, South Cheriton.

Country House Car Boot Sale at Yarlington House

Wed 9 Sep '15, 07:01
By Veronica Goodenough
Country House Car Boot Sale at Yarlington House

You are invited to The Country House Car Boot Sale on Sunday 13th September 2015, 9.00am to 2.30pm at Yarlington House, with profits going to Somerset Sight, helping visually impaired people in Somerset.

Sponsored Swim for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Tue 4 Aug '15, 15:18
By Derek Hudson
Sponsored Swim for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

On Sunday 13th September there will be a sponsored swim at the Wincanton Sports Centre swimming pool in aid of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue – Cream Tea Afternoon

Fri 17 Jul '15, 22:31
By Meghan Foxgold
Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue – Cream Tea Afternoon

Help Somerset & Dorset Animal Rescue raise funds for the many animals they care for by joining them for a cream tea afternoon, with live music, stalls and a raffle, on Saturday 18th July.

10 Year Old Tempest Cuts Hair for Winky Kicks Cancer

Tue 30 Jun '15, 13:01
By Kirsten Hearne
10 Year Old Tempest Cuts Hair for Winky Kicks Cancer

Ten year old Tempest will have her locks cut off next week to raise money for Winky Kicks Cancer. Her hair will then be donated to the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children suffering hair loss through cancer treatment.

The Wrong Way Back Bike Rally Picnic – Sunday 12th July

Sun 28 Jun '15, 17:22
By Nicola Spinney
The Wrong Way Back Bike Rally Picnic – Sunday 12th July

On Your Bike! Or anything with wheels. Have some fun in the sun and bring a picnic down to Wincanton Recreation Ground on Sunday 12th July. This charity event is for great causes organised by ‘The Wrong Way Back.’

Local Ploughing Match Raises Over £1300 for Charity

Fri 24 Apr '15, 12:35
By Lorna Allen
Local Ploughing Match Raises Over £1300 for Charity

A group of local people, who live in Charlton Musgrove and Gillingham, organised a charitable ploughing match on Easter Sunday at Lower Zeals near Mere, and raised the amazing sum of £1300.

You Just Can’t Stop a Good Fund-Raiser

Tue 21 Apr '15, 12:50
By John Smith
You Just Can’t Stop a Good Fund-Raiser

Sue Bradder of Rodgrove is the consummate fund-raiser, having raised £13,000 over the last eight years for a small local charity in Kwa Zulu, Natal, South Africa.

Racecourse Announces Two-Season Association with Southern Spinal Injuries Trust

Fri 17 Apr '15, 15:44
By Hannah Walker
Racecourse Announces Two-Season Association with Southern Spinal Injuries Trust

Wincanton Racecourse has revealed their new regional charity initiative that sees a two-season association with Southern Spinal Injuries Trust (SSIT).

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