Lewis is running the length of New Zealand!!

Please get behind this lad and support him on his journey!

On January 3rd 2020 Lewis Matthews and his support crew Jill Male and Phil Martin will travel to New Zealand to take on its awe inspiring Te Araroa Trail, a 3000km trail stretching the length of the country. The trail starts in Cape Reinga at the top of New Zealand, it then works its way down the country along tropical beaches, through thick rainforest, over mountains and active volcanoes before reaching the final destination of Bluff at the bottom of the South Island.

Lewis aims to complete the trail in record time. The record currently stands at 53 days so the team have a busy schedule ahead to cover 60km per day (1 and a half marathons a day!). 

Why?

Reason One – To raise money and awareness for the brilliant Somewhere House Somerset. A local charity that provides support and help for those who need it within the community. Somewhere House Somerset provide fantastic services including low cost counselling, educational workshops and community projects with a professional and flexible approach. Help should be available to anyone who needs it and that is exactly what this amazing charity does.

Reason Two – To inspire self belief, mental fortitude and proactivity in those that follow this adventure. Characteristics we believe everyone can possess in order to reach their potential. We all have to potential to be great at something in our lives and these characteristics can help us all to attain it.

To sponsor Lewis – please click here and get behind him and Somewhere House Somerset

Best of Luck Lewis from the whole Somewhere House Somerset Team x

Thank you Mendip Rotary

Huge thanks to the Mendip Rotary for their generous donation of £250 towards the delivery of paperless technology systems for the charity.

With this donation and other funding secured, we have been able to put this into delivery and this will improve efficiencies across the board with benefits directly affecting the clients who use the service.

Thank you from all the team at Somewhere House Somerset x

Thank you Wedmore Real Ale Festival

A huge massive thank you to the Wedmore Real Ale Festival 2019 for their amazing donation of £2000 to the charity.

We proudly attended their recent presentation ceremony at the Swan in Wedmore. A massive thank you to all who attended the festival, the volunteers and of course the committee who arranged it.

Thank you from everyone at Somewhere House Somerset x

Father and Son Run 100km’s

Next year a father and son duo are taking part in the ‘Race To The Stones’ which is taking place next year on the 4th and 5th July.

It’s a 100km trek/run along what is recognised as the oldest path in Britain. They’ll be completing this challenge over 2 days with a stop overnight at the half way point to rest and no doubt apply some blister plasters! You never know they might just do it in a day!!!

The race starts in Lewknor and ends in Avebury.

Please support them to raise as much money as possible, which will directly make a difference to other peoples lives, many of them sadly, children and young people. By sponsoring us, please know that you have been a part of a unique opportunity as very rarely do we as human beings have a chance to directly make a difference to the emotional wellbeing of another non related. 

If you are a UK tax payer, don’t forget to gift aid as the UK government will add another 25% to your donation! All proceeds raised go directly towards counselling sessions for children, young people and adults.

You can donate, sponsor and support them by clicking here

Thank you all for your support.

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x


Summer Cream Tea Event

Recently we held the (now) annual Summer Cream Tea event. Thank you to everyone who got involved, attended, donated but couldn’t attend and of course to our hosts, Angie and Dave Clarke.

It was a beautiful day and a great time was had by all and we raised over £800 for the charity, a superb effort!

If you have an idea for fundraiser, why not give us a call and speak to one of our friendly team on 01278 780 769. We’d love to hear from you

The team x


Three Peaks Challenge

This Saturday 20th July is our 3 peaks challenge – Brent Knoll, Brean Down and Glastonbury Tor. Lots are attending and you’re more than welcome to join us if you’d like to. Please contact 01278 780 769 for more details around meet times etc.

Also, if you are wanting to sponsor someone who is doing the challenge. You can do this by donating directly via the following link. Don’t forget to gift aid if you are a UK tax payer!

http://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/somewhere-house-somerset/CT52571

Thank you for all your support and good luck!

The team x

Band Night at St Andrews 22nd June

Massive thanks to all who attended the King Alfreds concert band event last weekend. This annual event was held once again at St Andrews Church and was very well supported. We are still tallying up but think the charity raised around £450 on the night and as always, all proceeds will go towards helping those in need in our community.

Thank you once again to all who supported

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x

Thank You Coping Studios – Highbridge!

Massive thank you to the team at ‘Coping Studios’ which is a new tattoo shop that has opened in Highbridge. They are proud supporters of our charity and we are very grateful for this.

Last week they supported mental health awareness week by offering £15 tattoos all day on Thursday with all profits going to Somewhere House Somerset

They raised £437!! That’s brilliant work and will make a difference to someone who is in need or urgent support in our local community.

Keep up the great work and thank you again

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x

Thank You Burnham & Highbridge Town Council!!

Last night we attended the local council meeting to discuss a funding application and we are delighted to say we were awarded £5000

This money will make a huge difference to the continued work in our local community helping people in need.

We are utterly delighted and humbled by the generosity of the public in this matter and for this, we thank you.

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x

Jumble Sale Raises £259!

Hi All,

Breaking news, our latest jumble sale was held today in Burnham on Sea at St Andrews Church Hall and raised a fantastic £259!

Special thanks to our organisers – too many to mention but Mandy, Vicky & Sharron for arranging it all. Thank you to all our cake bakers who delivered once again and of course you, the general public and loyal supporters of the charity who supported.

It was lovely to see so many people there and remember, every £1 raised today goes back into the charity and can help to change someone’s life for the better.

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x