Seed, the Arts Council England funded Creative People and Places project for Sedgemoor has launched an online campaign to help people connect and share during the Covid-19 lockdown. Via social media they are inviting people who live or work in Sedgemoor to post a ‘shelfie’.
Bridgwater based catering company Somerset Larder is helping to support those in most need in our community during the Coronavirus crisis. Its chefs have been preparing 250 meals to be sent to Fare Share South West, which helps vulnerable people through difficult times. It has previously supported the charity by donating surplus food, but has decided to step up with additional help in these challenging times.
Somerset Sight is the local independent charity for blind and visually impaired people in Somerset. Unfortunately, they don't currently have enough volunteers in the Bridgwater area to reach everyone who needs their help, so they are urgently seeking volunteers to offer companionship and practical support to people living with sight loss.
Britain’s biggest pensioner organisation, the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) is calling upon the next government to respond to figures released today that show that excess winter mortality rates in 2018 to 2019 reached 23,200 in all English regions and Wales.
Somerset residents experiencing anxiety, stress, low mood and trouble sleeping are encouraged to visit a new ‘Every Mind Matters’ website to empower them to take action to manage and improve their mental health.
Brainwave welcomed their charity President Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, Sophie Wessex, to their North West Centre on Tuesday 8 October, to recognise the achievements of the charity’s former CEO, Phil Edge and to celebrate the North West Centre’s 10 year anniversary.