Many local clubs and societies publish up-to-date information about their local activities in the quarterly Castle Cary and Ansford Newsletter, (latest Newsletter is on the right of the home page) and there is always a comprehensive list of local societies and clubs on the back page of every edition
Update Club details please!
There’s a lot of information on our website about Clubs and Community Groups. Some of this may be out of date so, if you’re involved in one, please could you check the details and forward any corrections needed to: [email protected]
The Castle Cary branch of the WEA provides adult education through evening courses and day schools held locally. Contact (01749) 860313 or see www.wea-sw.org.uk
Fundraising to support the work of Action for Children (formerly National Childrens’ Homes). Contact Susie Simmons, (01963) 351554; [email protected].
Assisting those with alcohol-related problems. Weekly ‘open meeting’, Saturdays 7.30 pm in the Methodist Schoolroom. Contact Mr Mark Jales, (01963) 359298 or (07913) 547129.
Alzheimer’s Society Somerset, First Floor Office, The Old Kelways
Somerton Road, LANGPORT, Somerset TA10 9SJ
Tel: 01458 251541
Email:- [email protected]
Jill Lock Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk
The Balsam Centre is owned and managed by a charity (Wincanton Community Venture) set up by local people with the aim of supporting the health and wellbeing of people living in Wincanton, Castle Cary, Bruton and the surrounding area. It provides a range of services and activities that are easy to access, enjoyable and have lasting benefits. The centre is a friendly, vibrant space where many people come every day for meetings, activities and creative or quiet time. For full details of what’s on, visit www.balsamcentre.co.uk or contact us if you would like to volunteer: (01963) 31842, [email protected].
Carymoor Environmental Trust is an environmental education and nature conservation charity based next to the Dimmer landfill site. School or group visits can be arranged by appointment. Contact (01963) 350143 or email [email protected].
We raise money for Christian aid through coffee mornings, concerts, house-to-house collections and street collections during Christian Aid Week. Contact Mrs Marilyn Simcox, (01963) 351751, [email protected]. www.christianaid.org.uk
We focus mainly on fund-raising, but also have an interest in participating in community events and in historical aspects of Macmillan.
Contact Janet Loe, Chair, Castle Cary and Area Macmillan Fundraising Committee
Contact Mr Philip Rowe, (01963) 350830.
This group meets on a Tuesday evening at Ansford Academy between 1830 and 2030. We are looking for volunteers to help in any way they can but specifically to help with refurbishing and repairing a variety of hand tools.
TFSR refurbish a range of tools which are sent to several countries in Africa – the mission is to reduce poverty in Africa by helping people build sustainable livelihoods through the provision of tools and training. More information can be found in this link – http://www.tfsr.org
Contact Mr Amon Cohen, (01749) 813239, [email protected]. www.tfsr.org
Our scheme provides powered scooters as well as manual wheelchairs to enable people with limited mobility to shop and use leisure facilities in the Yeovil area. Contact Julia White & Jean Newman (01935) 420889, [email protected]