Winscombe District Fundraising Branch
This branch includes the area from WINSCOMBE through CHEDDAR, PRIDDY, WELLS, SHEPTON MALLET, STREET, GLASTONBURY, 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 in May
The Branch started May with our Annual Plant & Garden Jumble Sale on Saturday 5th at Winscombe Community Centre when, in an hour and a half, we sold a vast selection of plants, tools, and general outdoor items raising a profit of £1,249. Two days later we were at Shipham May Fayre selling souvenirs, running our bottle game and publicising the RNLI in Somerset and we repeated this again on Saturday 12th on the Milennium Green in Winscombe for the Winscombe May Fair. Two Saturdays later 26th May, our collectors wearing yellow tabards and carrying buckets were at the entrance to Budgen’s Supermarket, Langford. The grand total raised in May was a splendid £1,807.
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.