Winscombe District Fundraising Branch
This branch includes the area from Windscombe through Cheddar, Priddy, Wells, Shepton Mallet, Street, Glastonbury and Wedmore.
Our principle aims are raising money and the profile of the RNLI locally. This year we are specifically raising funds for the New Lifeboat Facilities at Weston-Super-Mare.
Fundraising events include Formal Dinners, Annual Quiz, Pub meals, Day Trips, Fairs, House-to-House and Supermarket collections.
We are always looking for new volunteers and would love to hear from you.
WE NEED YOUR HELP:
- Collecting for 1 Hour 1-3 times/year.
- Helping or Organising social/fundraising events.
- Join the committee.
Recent activities in our branch
We started 2019 with our RNLI Super Quiz in Shipham Village Hall on Saturday 26 January. The event sold-out before Christmas; 21 teams took part in ten rounds of ten testing questions in each round including two picture rounds. The picture rounds were answered while tucking in to Tina’s “Mega-Ploughman’s Supper” in the interval, while at the same time draining the contents of the bar and buying copious raffle tickets. The net result was a staggering total of £1,844 raised from the 21 team payments, the bar profits, the spectacular raffle and finishing with an auction of two nights stay for two at the RNLI College, Poole and a Hot Air Balloon Flight for four; a brilliant start to 2019.
To increase our fundraising, we are looking for a dedicated crew of volunteers:
Volunteers who are willing to collect for an hour or more 1-3 times a year at a branch event local to you.
Volunteers who are willing to support or organise a branch event during the year. This is a vital role and a very easy way to get involved.
People who are willing to help with the set-up or organisation of branch events. This is a great way to really get involved, without the formality of joining the committee.
Volunteers who are willing to help the branch on a formal basis and take on a specific role and responsibilities. The committee meets four times a year and the events are organised by a team of committee members and branch friends.
The branch committee meets four times a year. Contact us for more information.