Inaugural Quiz Night

On 16th June we held our first quiz night kindly hosted by the Ritz in Burnham on Sea (thank you all.)

There was much fun and hilarious comedy provided by various members of the quiz teams and a good night was had by all. Plus we raised £150 for the charity.

Thank you to all those who attended and supported

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x

King Alfred Concert Band Fundraiser

On 23rd June The King Alfred Concert Band played their annual concert raising funds for Somewhere House Somerset.

The event was really well attended and the band, fantastic with some real talent performing on the night!

There was a raffle and cake sale and all told the event raised over £400.

A huge thank you must go to the band themselves, Dee Cornish & Vicky Simmons for arranging the evening and St Andrews Church for hosting the event in the church . Plus of course, all those who baked cakes, attended and supported our charity.

Thank you all!

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x

Did you know?

Hi All,

Just a quick update, did you know that since we started Somewhere House Somerset, we have provided 5813 hours of face to face contact with people in the local community of all ages and for lots of differing reasons?

Thank you for your continued support and helping to make a difference to other peoples lives.

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x

The 3 boys did the Somerset 100!

Congratulations to Rich, George and Dave for successfully completing the Somerset 100 bike race on the 21st May! Well done boys and we are lead to believe that the old beat the young on the day!!

You can still go online and sponsor the boys for their valiant efforts (all proceeds go to the charity) by clicking on the link below and thank you for your support.

https://www.everyclick.com/onyerbikerich/info

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x

Rich, Dave & George are doing the Somerset 100

Hello All,

On the 21st May Dave, Rich and his son George are taking part in the gruelling Somerset 100 bike ride. This is an ambitious challenge all being done in the name of charity, specifically Somewhere House Somerset.

It would be terrific if you could sponsor them by going online to the link below and continue sponsoring the cause

Don’t forget to gift aid if you are a UK tax payer!

https://www.everyclick.com/onyerbikerich/info

Thanks for your support

The Somewhere House Somerset Team

Latest Jumble Sale & Dress To Impress

The latest jumble sale has taken place over the Easter Weekend and whilst not on a usual Saturday morning slot, was still well supported on Easter Sunday in the afternoon. Rob, one of the Somewhere House Somerset team dressed up (as a woman) in the name of charity, make up and all and all told proceeds are in excess of £250 with some donations still to collect. Thank you all as always for coming and supporting us and Rob for being a good sport.

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x

Counselling Hours & Thank You For Supporting Us

Hi All,

For your information here’s the latest update on numbers of hours in the past month from each of the charity Counsellors is as follows.

Neil – 15 hours
Angie – 10 hours
Vicky – 35 hours

Thank you to all of those who donate to and raise money for the charity, your generosity and support makes a big difference to people’s lives.

The Somewhere House Somerset Team

New Charity Challenge!! Please sponsor Angie to jump out of a plane!!

Happy New Year All!

Angie has decided it’s a good idea to do a sky dive and raise money for the charity. Angie you are extremely brave (and some would say a little mad) for volunteering to do this but we salute your bravery!

The target to raise is £10000

Please give generously and if you’re a UK tax payer, don’t forget to select the Gift Aid box as the UK government will add donate an additional 25% of the donation.

To donate, here’s the link

http://www.everyclick.com/angietakestotheskies/info

Thank you for your support and good luck Angie

The Somewhere House Somerset Team xx

 

Drug Awareness Talk to Bridgwater College raises £150

We recently did a talk to Bridgwater College and they kindly donated £150 to the charity. The talk centred around drug awareness with real life experiences from people who have battled addiction…

This is what some of those who attended thought of the talk…thank you for your feedback….and for anyone who is looking at this for their school or college,  we hope this helps

“It was lovely to see that despite such a harrowing experience throughout her life, one of the ladies has still retained her personality and sense of humour. Her massive strength of spirit shone through.”

“This was the third presentation I have been privileged enough to attend. Each time I have felt humbled and impressed by their honesty, courage and strength of character.”

As a tutor, I was truly inspired by the strength and honesty of the guests. I will honestly never forget that session, and will use what I learnt when planning tutorials for other students. It was a privilege to meet people who have faced such huge challenges and overcome them. It was so very powerful. I had a brief chat with the students afterwards and they were all extremely moved by the session.

In 18 years of teaching I have never been to such a powerful, realistic and moving drug awareness session and during the session the whole group are re-living it and discussing the session.

 Some of the comments made by students were:

“It made it seem real instead of something that would never happen.”

“It was really sad but they have changed their lives.”

“I am never going to take drugs because I want a happy life.”

“It was a very educational talk and they helped us to learn more about drugs and to understand more about addiction.”

“The people talking were very truthful and honest about their own backgrounds.”

“The people were very brave to speak out and talk to people they don’t know.”

“They kept us well involved in the session.

“It was a very emotional, heartfelt and constructive talk. The people talking were very interactive with us and spoke admirably.”

“They helped me to understand how drugs/alcohol can destroy a life and not to be tempted to get involved with it.”

“They were very professional in the way they spoke and the way they controlled their emotions.”

“Very educational and explained the difference between legal highs and legal drugs”.

“Interesting, and a new way of learning about drugs and it was very effective”.

“Felt very humbled and how it is easy to get into drugs and hard to get out of them and also it was very real”.

“Very interesting and looking at the different drugs was very interesting”.

“Laying their soul on the line, lady only starting to live her life at the age of 42”.

“If they the speakers helped one person, they thought the day was worth doing”.

“Everyone thinks it won’t happen to them but it’s so easy that it can”.

“They have courage to come and speak to us in confidence”.

“Very touching of how they told their story, and shows how very quick it is to get on the drugs”.

“It was very sad. They have told us their stories to try to get people not to take drugs”.

“Interesting and intriguing. How it can affect them and their family and friends. Very personal stories of how people lose everything”.

“People take the drugs to block out everything but then they realise drugs can’t solve the problem”.

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Did you know?

Hi All,

We thought it might interest you to know that since launching just 5 years ago, Somewhere House Somerset has had over 5500 hours of face to face contact, be it on a 121 basis, with a family or at a school or college.

It’s quite staggering how many people have and continue to benefit from this worthwhile charity and a big thank you to all of you who have and continue to donate to us.

We really appreciate it and with your support, so many lives change as a result….for the better

Thank you

The Somewhere House Somerset Team x