Virtual Coffee and Chat with us – Tuesday 26th May at 5pm

This Tuesday 26th May we are hosting our next virtual coffee and chat. Join us via zoom by clicking the link below and using the meeting ID and password.

Click here to join us

Meeting ID: 787 1259 0466 Password: 021019

In these unprecedented times, perhaps you are feeling isolated and want someone to chat to or maybe you just want to join us and share how things are for you? Either way, we’d love to see you.

Mandy and Vicky will be online at 5pm next Tuesday!

Keep safe everyone

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x

Read About The Father and Son 100km Run

Dave Clarke and his son Will are taking part in a 100km run, which despite being cancelled due to the Corona Virus Pandemic, they are going to complete themselves nonetheless.

They’re hard in training and raising money for the charity in the proceeds.

They are featured in The Cheddar News this week. You can read the article and how to support by clicking here.

Thank you boys for committing to this truly audacious challenge!

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x

Support from the Citizens Advice Bureau Somerset

We’re working in partnership with many organisations under the new Mental Health Alliance that has formed. Citizens Advice are one of those organisations and they have produced a couple of short films explaining benefits and employment matters.

Worried about money, don’t understand the benefits system? Got some questions about your job and your employment during Covid-19?

Click HERE to see the videos

As always we are here to help you too. This is joint working at its finest.

The Team x

Thank you Kings of Wessex School

Last week, we were honoured to collect the cheque below from the Head Boy and Head Girl of Kings of Wessex.

It’s a massive donation, part of their fundraising efforts throughout the year. The money they have raised and donated equates to more than 165 hours of support for people who are struggling with their mental health.

A massive thank you from those who will receive the help they need as a result of this donation and from us as a Charity

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x

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