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At home – and abroad
RECENT fundraising initiatives by members of the Rotary Club of Glastonbury and Street have helped organisations working at home and abroad. Firstly, club member Peter Davey enabled Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance to have a stand at this year’s MidSomerset Agricultural Show in Shepton Mallet, where they were able to promote the charity’s own lottery. Then club members ran a fundraising stall in the Lidl store in Glastonbury as part of the Hurricane Irma appeal. They collected more than £300 which has paid for the cost of two Water Survival Boxes – a scheme run by the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge. Future charity events include a concert by the Royal Marines Concert Band in February then a concert by the Glastonbury Male Voice Choir in April.
Collecting in Lidl
The air ambulance stall at the Mid-Somerset Show
Revived hall prepares for winter
CAMERTON Community Hall is gearing up for a busy winter after a very successful summer, since a new committee started working overtime to make this valuable village asset profitable again. Regular bookings are up with many new classes for the locals to attend like Zumba, dog training and rhythm and dance. There are now four football teams using the playing field and recently refurbished dressing rooms on Saturdays and Sundays. All the effort now is to raise money for improvements to make the hall even better. To that end there are events organised throughout the winter to help reach the sum needed. In October there was a Bric and Brac sale and the first of the Camerton Winter Talks, with Andrew Linham on “Memories of the S & D Railway”. Coming up, on Tuesday October 31st everyone will be
A recent hog roast
dressed up for the village Hallowe’en Party from 5pm to 8pm. On Friday November 17th the film “Somerset Mining Memories” will be shown and it’s hoped some of the men featured in it will be able to attend. On Friday, December 15th there will be a real treat, when Ian Caskie from the SS Great Britain will give his talk on “The Launch and Relaunch of the SS Great Britain”. The hall is available to hire for parties, dances, classes etc.
Details: 01761 471350 www.camertoncommunityhall.co.uk
MENDIP TIMES • NOVEMBER 2017 • PAGE 97
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