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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.

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.

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