Representatives of at least a dozen community organisations gathered together in St Andrews Church, Wiveliscombe on the coronation bank holiday Monday to celebrate the Wivey Big Help out day.
The day was organised by 10radio our local community radio station and sponsored by Wiveliscombe Town Council as a way of saying thank you to all those involved in their ongoing work to support and develop our local community. Each organisation was invited to set up a stall to demonstrate the work they are engaged in and 10radio broadcasted live throughout the event from the church, interviewing the people involved and more about what they do.
The event was originally due to take place in the Town Square and Jubilee Gardens in Wiveliscombe but thanks to a generous rescue plan by members of St Andrew’s church in the wake of the weather forecast it was relocated last minute to the church and in the dry. Despite this, there was a steady stream of visitors throughout the day who learnt more about and supported helping organisations such as Wivey Cares, Wivey Grows, the first responders and the Wivey Food project. They were also treated to refreshments served by the local scout group and free cake especially made for the day. The day was opened by Wellington Town Crier, Andrew Norris who said what a privilege it was to be involved in an event which epitomised just how much goes on in the community life of the area. Co-organiser Pauline Homeshaw commented, “It’s been a great day and lovely to see just how many people are taking an interest in the life of our local area”.
Pictured: Representatives of the many organisations who gathered together to celebrate community life in Wiveliscombe with Wellington Town Crier,Andrew Norris, at the Wiveliscombe Big Help Out day which took place on the Coronation Bank Holiday Monday in St Andrews Church Wiveliscombe.
Written by: Andrew Norris
10Radio is a community radio station serving the 10 parishes in West Somerset which incorporate Wiveliscombe, Ashbrittle, Bathealton, Brompton Ralph, Chipstable, Clatworthy, Fitzhead, Huish Champflower, Milverton, Stawley and Wellington and the surrounding area.
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