Come and join us for a weekend festival of gin, cider, delicious food and live music from 31st May to 1st June at The Somer Centre in Midsomer Norton.
There are three sessions, so buy a ticket for one, or all of them! Tickets are only available online and in advance. There are no tickets available on the door.
Friday Evening 7.30pm to 11.30pm
Saturday Afternoon 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday Evening 7.30pm to 11.30pm
All weekend you can look forward to trying an outstanding selection of craft and small batch UK gins, all perfectly garnished and served by the fantastic Peculiar Gin Company. There will be a collection of craft ciders for you to try also.
You are invited to join us for our Annual Charity Golf Day
at Sherborne Golf Club 5th June 2019
Download a Registration Form here if you would like to enter a team and
we look forward to seeing you on 5th June.
In 2008/2009 Rotarian Hugo Pike (Chelwood Bridge) led a Rotary Group Study Exchange team that visited Surabaya in East Java, Indonesia where they were hosted by several local Rotary Clubs. Hugo’s opposite number was Rotarian Janti Herawati who led the Indonesian GSE team that visited our District in the autumn of 2008. Following the visit to Java, at the request of some of the Indonesian Rotary Clubs, the Chelwood Bridge Club funded the construction of a clean-water system for one of the junior schools in Surabaya and a further 12 schools were similarly equipped through a Rotary grant supported by many Rotary Clubs in our District (Somerset and parts of Dorset and Wiltshire). At that time funding for a mobile medical and dental service that benefitted some 3,000 street children in Yogyakarta was also provided.
Shortly before Christmas 2018 Rotarian Janti Herawati renewed contact with Hugo requesting help to pay for a new computer that her Club wanted to provide for a local orphanage – the Don Bosco Orphanage in Surabaya. The Chelwood Bridge Rotary Club agreed to cover half the cost of some £234 and the attached photographs show the handover ceremony involving the Orphanage Principal Sister Anna, staff and pupils, together with Rtn Janti and other representatives of the Rotary Club of Surabaya Central. One of Rotary International’s priority areas of action is to support educational initiatives especially in the developing world.
Water Survival Box – Cyclone Idai – we have an appeal running on Big Give where funds can be matched. please go to https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/donation/to/6359/31360/ if you can help.. We are currently speaking with partners to get our boxes distributed but it may take a few days given the scale of the disaster.#idai #mozambique
We are also in touch with partners who help us distribute the Water Survival boxes in the country and we expect to have clearance tomorrow for the first 200 boxes which will go to Malawi. The same partners Khalsa Aid who helped on the Somerset Levels flooding are also establishing a presence in Mozambique but this may take longer due to the scale of the disaster but we would expect to know more early next week.