1. Riders in the Sky 2017

    February 21, 2017 by Lara Lucas

    Ride out and family fun day in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

    This event will have a vehicle display, lots of stalls, food and drink, darts competition, kids entertainment, rides, raffle, live music from local bands.

    Sign in for the 70 mile ride out will close at 10am and the family fun day will start at 12.30pm.

    For more information about the event, please visit:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ritsday/

    Website: http://ritsday.co.uk/

     


  2. Dunster Show

    February 17, 2017 by Lara Lucas

    This event will be supporting Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

    Dunster Show is the premier Agricultural Show in West Somerset and one of the major one day shows of the West of England.

    Dunster Show takes place annually on the third Friday in August at Dunster Castle Lawns adjacent to the A39 near MINEHEAD. A beautiful setting  with Dunster Castle perched on a hill behind  providing a dramatic backdrop.

    The 2016 show on August 19th will be the 170th to be held and promises to be the best yet.

    Showing of livestock is a major part of the show with classes for HORSES CATTLE and SHEEP. Entertainment is laid on all day with Bands, Demonstrations, Crafts and Trade Stands, providing something for all the family.

    For full event details, please visit: http://www.thedunstershow.co.uk/

     


  3. Oak Fair 2017

    February 1, 2017 by Lara Lucas

    Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance will be attending this event with our merchandise and information stand.

    A special event for those interested in woodcraft, timber, conservation and countryside set in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. Over 200 exhibitors, local food producers, displays in our arenas from the heavy horse logging team, Mere Down Falconry and axmen. Tree climbing and craft workshops for the younger members of the family.

    A perfect day out for the whole family


  4. Blackmore Vale Revival

    January 27, 2017 by Lara Lucas

    Classic vehicle and vintage show in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Youth Cancer Trust and Clic Sargent.

    Blackmore Vale Revival is an annual Classic Vehicle and Vintage Show, held at the beginning of July at Henstridge Airfield on the Somerset/Dorset Border. Visitors traditionally dress in vintage clothing at the show, which includes trade and craft stalls, family entertainment, beer and refreshment tents  and arena entertainment, all in the style of the Goodwood Revival.
    This year's event will take place on Saturday 1st July 2017.

    Please see the event website for the latest information and to register your vehicle: http://www.henstridgeclassicrevival.com/


  5. Concert by Dorset Police Male Voice Choir

    by Lara Lucas

    Concert performed by the Dorset Police Male Voice Choir in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

    Concert of a variety of music of all types in our beautiful Minster Church with very good Acoustic properties. This is a return visit of this choir, who have sung in many prestigious venues (including the American Embassy) so we can be assured of a good evening .The programme of music looks exciting, from a Selection from Les Miserables, to Calm the Sea, Amazing Grace and Rhythm of Life. We also have a few items by a local Soprano – again with very melodic music choices.

    Seats are un-numbered, but a good view for all, programme and simple refreshments at the back of the church are included in the ticket price.


  6. Milton Abbas Street Fair

    January 3, 2017 by Lara Lucas

    The fair is held every two years and is organised by Milton Abbas Street Fair Trust. All proceeds go to local charities, including Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

    For full details for this event, including potential visitors and stall holders, please visit Milton Abbas Street Fair's website: www.miltonabbasstreetfair.org.uk


  7. Meet Santa at Blackdown Garden Centre

    December 2, 2016 by Lara Lucas

    rsz_snow_globe-1To get in the Christmas spirit, Blackdown Garden Centre will be having their Santa's Grotto and Snow Globe on dates throughout December!

    The Snow Globe will be available on:

    • Thursday 1st Dec, Fri 2nd, Sat 3rd and Sunday 4th Dec
    • Thurs 8th , Fri 9th, Sat 10th and Sun 11th Dec
    • Thurs 15th, Fri 16th, Sat 17th and Sun 18th Dec
    • Mon 19th to Fri 23rd Dec

     

    Don't miss your chance to meet Santa (£5 per child) from 10am - 4pm on:

    • Sat 3rd Dec and Sun 4th Dec
    • Sun 11th Dec
    • Sun 18th Dec
    • Wed 21st to Fri 23rd Dec

    All profits from Santa will go towards the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

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  8. Rumwell by Candlelight

    November 30, 2016 by Lara Lucas

    Our annual Rumwell by Candlelight event will take place on Thursday, December 8 from 5pm until 8pm to raise money Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and SURE.

    Rumwell by Candlelight -sm 6Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the farm shop, explained: “The shop and cafe will be lit by hundreds of candles during the event, which makes it such a unique, festive experience.

    “We are hosting Rumwell by Candlelight this year in aid of Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (S.U.R.E) and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. There will be collection buckets throughout the farm shop for people to drop their change into.”

    People who attend the event will receive a free mulled wine and mince pie on arrival. The Somerset Hills Ladies choir, Absolute Pitch and HOPE, the S.U.R.E choir will be performing Christmas carols throughout the evening.


  9. Wilsonatorgator Christmas Lights Switch On

    November 29, 2016 by Lara Lucas

    wilsonatorgatorWilsonatorgator Christmas lights switch on in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

    Mulled wine and mince pies kindly donated by Ilminster Spar shop.

    New lights added every year!

    Christmas tunes played on the flute by Jennifer Jane


  10. Rotary Club of Taunton Vale Speaker Dinner

    by Lara Lucas

    Speaker dinner with Dr Paul Atterbury (Antiques Road Show) in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, Taunton Opportunity Group and other Rotary charities.

    Dr. Paul Atterbury Hon. DPhil BA (Hons.)is one of the UK’s best known antiques experts, playing a leading role for 24 years in the BBC Antiques Roadshow, as it travels across the nation. With his trademark striped blazers and amazing in-depth knowledge, he alternatively delights and disappoints the public who bring in their treasures.

    A gifted broadcaster, his easy manner fits well with one of the UK’s longest running and most popular television programmes. His mother was the hand that controlled Andy Pandy and the Flower Pot Men. Born in London and educated at Westminster School, Paul Atterbury gained knowledge at Sotherbys and Royal Doulton, becoming established as a writer on ceramics, antiques, design, sculpture and silver.

    Today, he lectures extensively across the world and on cruise ships. A long association with the Victoria and Albert Museum led to curating four major exhibitions there – including Pugin, a Gothic passion – plus others at UK and American museums. He has written over 40 books, a best-selling railway and canal author. Paul Atterbury’s most recent book is topically The First World War in 100 family stories. Paul Atterbury married Chrissie, a Portland girl and they have lived in Dorset since the 1990s.

    Tickets for this event are £42 each including dinner.


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