Tag Archives: charity

Celebrating the cream of small charities

Staff and volunteers supporting small charities in Somerset have been thanked by the County Council Chair. Councillor Nigel Taylor held a ‘Thank You’ Cream Tea at The Wyvern Club in Taunton to celebrate National Small Charities Week. He thanked staff and volunteers for their work and support, including the Chair’s Champions – Council staff who […]

Sparky Gets Set for St George’s Day Mascot Race

Families enjoyed a day of fun and excitement yesterday (Sunday 23 April), when sporting and charity mascots from all over the South West joined forces in a very special steeplechase at Wincanton Races for The Children’s Brain Trust. Representing ‘Fostering and Adoption in Somerset’ was ‘Sparky’, Somerset County Council’s dragon mascot, competing with the likes […]

Altruistic abseilers raise funds for Chairman’s Charities

Altruistic abseilers raised more than £3,000 for good causes by propelling themselves from the dizzying heights of one of Taunton’s tallest buildings last week. More than 50 people went ‘over the top’ of County Hall’s seven-storey C-Block on Friday and Saturday, taking part in the charity abseil organised by Somerset County Council Chairman, Christine Lawrence. […]

Your local voluntary and community groups need you!

Somerset County Council is encouraging people to put something back into the community while developing new skills by stepping forward to become a volunteer trustee.

Chairman’s Charity Appeal heats up after recent challenge

Fundraising for Somerset’s Chairman’s Charities has fired up following a special challenge last week. Somerset County Council’s Chairman, Cllr David Fothergill, joined over 40 people who put their best foot forward and braved the heat for a unique Charity Challenge on Thursday 6 November at Taunton’s Wyvern Club. The courageous charity champions took part in […]

Can you take the heat? Firewalk for charity

There are still spaces available for people to get involved in a unique charity challenge next week (Thursday 6 November). Following the success of the County Hall Abseil earlier this year, where brave participants raised over £13,000, the Chairman of Somerset County Council, Cllr David Fothergill, is inviting people to take up the last few […]

Charity Abseil Down County Hall

Take part in a charity abseil down one of Taunton’s tallest buildings on Thursday 3 or Friday 4 April* and raise vital funds for three great charities. Somerset County Council has joined forces with FLAG (Flood Action Group) and Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service to organise a charity abseil down County Hall’s C-Block. […]