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Aug 20 all-day

Get ready for Buckham Fair:  We are thrilled to have been nominated as Buckham Fair’s Charity of the Year for 2017. The event is truly spectacular and takes place on Sunday 20th August 2017.  Martin and Philippa Clunes, together with their organising committee, hold the Fair on an annual basis supporting local charities.  We were fortunate to be beneficiaries in 2011 and 2014 where £35,000 and £76,000 was raised which is absolutely incredible.  So, make sure you clock the date, it’s an event not to be missed and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Buckham Fair is a great, old-fashioned, vintage fair that takes place in Beaminster, Dorset, every year in August to raise funds for local charities. This family day out offers all visitors a wide variety of things to see and do, whether you enjoy the funfair, or browsing through some of the best local artisan creations, indulging in some of the finest local foods from the area, taking part in some of our many horse and dog show activities, or simply watching enjoying the spectacles in our main display ring – Buckham Fair has something for everyone.

Gates open at 09:00 Tickets: £7 Adults, children under 16 go free (Tickets only available from the gate on the day. No tickets sold in advance)

For loads more information visit:  www.buckhamfair.co.uk


The Black Dog Pub Beer Festival and Bike Show @ The Black Dog Pub
Aug 25 – Aug 27 all-day

This one sounds like fun!  Beginning Friday night and continuing over the weekend.  All proceeds coming to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance!


Oak Fair 2017 @ Stock Gaylard
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm

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

Wings & Wheels @ Henstridge Airfield
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

This popular and well established event is now in its 18th year. It is still staged by the original team of volunteers and is justifiably proud of its continuing support for the airfield-based Air Ambulance. Given reasonable flying weather we expect to host well over 100 vintage, classic and current light aircraft. Our Classic Car paddock features everything from 1930s sports cars, military vehicles and modern Supercars. There is all-day catering from the Clubhouse and Marquee and our Barbecues are not to be missed. A special and unique feature is the lunch-time ‘Airpark Opening’; your chance to visit the aircraft for close-up photos and a chat with some of the pilots.

Subject to tasking the Air Ambulance…new this year…will also come over to ‘meet-and-greet’. We are delighted to announce that our regular BBMF ‘Fly-past Salute’ will have the newly overhauled LANCASTER escorted by TWO SPITFIRES. Once again our prices are unchanged at just £5 for adults and acc. u/16s free…carparks are also free.

For the latest information see us on www.dorsetcarclub.co.uk and follow us on Facebook. Vehicle and trade enquiries phone 07887 744163 (24hr messaging service). Don’t miss this friendly and memorable show!

Dinnington Ride 2017 @ Dinnington Docks Pub
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am

Dinnington cross country horse ride is a circular ride across picturesque farm, woodland and parkland with very little road work.  The full ride is about 12 miles and the shorter ride 6 miles.   Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

The ride starts from a field near Dinnington Docks Pub, TA17 8SX, and will be well sign posted with plenty of parking space for lorries.

Refreshments will be available and a photographer will be on site.


Colin Tizzard Open Day @ Spurles Stables
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Colin Tizzard Open Day!

All proceeds to the Injured Jockeys Fund and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

The day will run from 11.00am-4.00pm with the parade of stars from 12.30pm-2.30pm!

'Bring a picnic' - Refreshments available

Coffee & Cake Day @ C V Gower Funeral Directors
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Coffee & Cake Day in Aid of Weston Hospicecare & Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Saturday 2nd September 2017, 11am - 3.30pm

C V Gower Funeral Directors, The Square, Winscombe, BS25 1BS, Tel: 01934 842945.

We are holding a charity coffee and cake day to support Weston Hospicecare and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
Please come along and help us support two worthy charities. Join us for coffee, cakes and a BBQ. There will also be face painting, a raffle, tombola and some fun games to play.

Raffle prizes include: Restaurant vouchers, Marks and Spencer Vouchers, Wine, Chocolate, Gift Sets and much more.
The day will conclude with a balloon release in memory of loved ones who have passed away.

For further information, please contact Lindsay or Jenny on 01934 842945 or go to www.gowers.coffeeandcakeday.muchloved.com
We look forward to seeing you all.

Somerset Moto Fest 2017 @ Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, Somerset
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm

An entertaining 2 day event with something for all the family whether on 2 or 4 wheels held at the spectacular Fleet Air Arm Museum. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance will be attending this event with a stall.

Exhibitors include main Motorcycle and Car dealerships, initial and advanced training organisations, DVSA, Highways England, Blue light services, cycle dealers and various demonstrations.

Test your skills on the motorcycle slow riding area or hone your skills at parallel or bay parking.

Try out a new Vauxhall Adam with Advanced Park Assist II.

Take an assessed ride or drive accompanied by an advanced rider or driver; try one of the demonstration bikes or cars available from the dealers.

Large children’s play area plus food & drinks available at the Swordfish Restaurant

Free event entry with discounted entry fee for the museum.

(Vouchers available from the Somerset Road Safety event stand)

Free competition winners prizes on both days!

Wessex Classic Car Tour @ Fleet Air Museum
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Following the success of previous events, The Wessex Classic Car Tour will again be raising funds for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance on Sunday 17 September 2017.

The event will see the old cars set off from the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton and follow a scenic route through the South Somerset and North Dorset countryside before arriving at Dillington House, Ilminster where the crews will enjoy lunch. The afternoon run takes in more beautiful Autumn countryside before finishing at Cricket St Thomas Hotel near Chard. The entry fee for a crew of two is just £70 which includes a buffet lunch and cream tea.

This ever-popular classic car event, described by previous participants as “a fabulous tour”, “a super day out”, and “very well organised”, is bound to attract an interesting selection of classic cars from across southern England. Anyone with a vehicle that is more than 20 years old is welcome to enter with more modern classics accepted at the organisers’ discretion.

Further details and an entry form are available at www.IVCVC.co.uk or by contacting Classic Motoring Organisation on 01460 259547, email: info@classicmotoring.org.uk.

Wessex Classic Car Tour Flyer

Northam Farm Holiday Park Country & Western Festival @ Northam Farm Holiday Park
Sep 28 – Oct 8 all-day

Country and Western Festival in aid of DSAA!

Northam Farm Holiday Park is a busy family run holiday park in Brean Sands, Somerset catering for Touring Caravans, Motorhomes, Tents & Teepees!

Every year we hold a Country & Western Festival with a chosen charity, this year being yourselves. Everybody dresses up for the festival, many with authentic costumes ranging from high class ladies, saloon girls, surly cowboys with their stetsons, Mexicans with their big sombreros and Native American Indians, painted faces as well.

On Northam Farm itself we have a couple of market stalls, bouncy castles & a Buckin’ Bronco as well as a Wild West Re-enactment where you can watch a shootout or pose with the cowboys. They have a collection bucket for donations.

There are 3 free entertainment venues; The Seagull, The Staging Post (part of The Seagull) & Scotty’s Bar with top bands playing C&W music from lunch time until late at night. Line dancing is held from 11am until 4pm daily in The Seagull.

There is a C&W themed market known as The Traders Village located in a large marquee erected in the car park in front of The Seagull.

Charity collections are made throughout the festival.

We hold a Car Boot Sale on Northam Farm on Wednesday 4th October in the morning with the proceeds for the tables going to the charity and an Auction & Raffle at The Seagull on Thursday 5th October in the evening.

From experience, we have found that we raise more money if the charity can attend as much as possible to make a visible presence.

Last year, we raised £4500.00 for BARB (Burnham Area Rescue Boat) and hope to do the same for D&S Air Ambulance with the generosity of the Country & Westerners.

On Saturday 14th October we will hold an over 18s fancy dress party at The Seagull and those that do not dress up pay £1 which will also go towards D&S Air Ambulance.