News in brief – October 2015

Local charity, Send a Cow’s match funding success

Bath-based charity Send a Cow has received up to £5m in match funding from the Department for International Development.  Every £1 raised between now and 31 December 2015 will be matched by Government, up to £5 million.

So why not make your charity giving go further by supporting Send a Cow’s latest project. They are set to launch Planting Hope which will aim to give Ethiopian families the confidence and knowledge to plant and sell their own food. Read more and give via the Send a Cow website.

Or you can support Send a Cow this Christmas by buying from by buying alternatives to presents from the Send a Cow gift catalogue.

Dean John’s retirement service

John Clarke, Dean of Wells, is to retire on December 31st 2015 after 11 years in post.  John came to Wells in 2004 after having been Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon, the Anglican theological training institution outside Oxford. Read more.

John will say farewell to the Diocese of Bath and Wells and to the county of Somerset at Cathedral Evensong on Thursday 19 November at 5.15pm and to the cathedral congregation and volunteers at the eucharist on Sunday 22 November at 9.45am.

Vine counselling Pampered Chef fundraiser

Vine Counselling services are holding a fundraiser with a difference on Saturday 14th November  7.30 to 9.30pm at 49 Brinsea Rd, Congresbury.

Come and see a demonstration of exciting products and easy but tasty recipes – and get to try them! 15% of sales will be donated to the work of Vine  and there will be a raffle.

To secure your place (just £3 per person) or to place orders, if you can’t make it, call Vine at 01934 876377, call Liz on 01934 861255 or go to and select the Vine fundraiser.







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