22 Jan 13
The Somerset St George's Day Dinner is confirmed for 2013 as follows:
The Somerset Committee is the second oldest committee in Spoon having started life as the Wessex Committee some twenty years ago.
The Committee comprises: David Reed (Chairman), Tony Mason (Treasurer), Sally Reed (Secretary), John Cooling, Gill Cooling and Matthew Stanford-Page. Additional members of the Committee are always welcome, please contact David Reed on 01823 332045 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Somerset Region has over 300 members mainly in the Taunton and surrounding areas where most of the fundraising events are held. The Committee is committed to hosting more events across the county not only to recruit more members but to spread the word further afield and to seek those projects where we can help those most.
|Fri 29||Wooden Spoon 30th Anniversary Pearl Ball||Somerset County Cricket Club||
|Applicant organisation||Project name||Project classification||Date opened||Wooden Spoon's commitment|
|Somerset WDT||Launch||Transport||In Progress||£32,000|
|Ups and Downs South West||Van||Transport||16 Jun 12||£9,384|
|Critchill School||Early Years' Classroom||Buildings & Extensions||5 Oct 11||£20,000|
|Selworthy School||Changing Rooms||Buildings & Extensions||12 May 10||£20,000|
|Conquest Riding Centre||Re-equip facilities||Sports and Activity Areas||6 Oct 09||£1,100|
|Westhaven School,||Playground||Playgrounds||10 Sep 09||£30,000|
|Somerset Children's Directorate (Norton Fitzwarren)||Somerset Children's Directorate (Norton Fitzwarren), Sensory Room and Sensory Ga||Sensory Gardens / Rooms||27 May 09||£40,000|
|The Priory School||Minibus||Transport||18 Dec 07||£15,000|
|Fiveways School,||Extension to Seniors' cottage||Buildings & Extensions||7 Nov 06||£40,000|
|National Blind Children's Society||Renovation to provide Library & Resource Cent||Buildings & Extensions||12 Oct 04||£40,000|
|Ups and Downs South West||Mobile Library||Transport||20 Sep 04||£14,200|
|Brainwave,||Family Accomodation Suites||Buildings & Extensions||11 Jun 04||£50,000|
|Selworthy School||Minibus||Transport||1 May 04||£18,500|
|Taunton Opportunity Group, Wooden Spoon House||Taunton Opportunity Group, Wooden Spoon House, New building||Buildings & Extensions||1 Dec 00||£100,000|
|Re: Curry Rivel and Wellington Care Homes, Taunton Social Services Office||Curry Rivel and Wellington Care Homes, Taunton Social Services Office, Play area||Playgrounds||1 Mar 00||£19,400|
|Selworthy School||Selworthy School, Wheelchair/cycle track||Equipment and Activity Aids||1 Jan 98||£7,000|
Over the years the main project spend has been £100,000 to the Taunton Opportunity Group (Spoon House, Taunton), £50,000 to Brainwave, Bridgwater, £40,000 to the National Blind Childrens Association, Highbridge, and £20,000 to Selworthy (disabled) School, Taunton. More recently, £40,000 to Fiveways School, Yeovil, £20,000 to Westhaven School, Weston-Super-Mare, £17,000 to Ups & Downs (Downs Syndrome support group), £15,000 to The Priory School, Taunton for the purchase of a mini-bus, and a large project in the making in conjunction with Somerset County Council in which the Somerset Committee have pledged £40,000. All this together with numerous chunks of £10-15,000 for a wide variety of equipment to help Somerset schools and homes for disadvantaged children has been enabled through the generous support of our First XV Team, stalwart members of this unique charity and all those loyal supportes who regularly attend our functions.
Another first for the Somerset Region is the inaugural launch of The Ladies Dinner. Organised by Sally Reed and Judith Richards, 40 ladies sat down to a delicious three course diner at the celebrated Castle Hotel, Taunton, in aid of Spoon. So much did the ladies enjoy themselves, that other similar events have been promised.
So all in all the Somerset Committee are always looking ahead, seeking new ventures, planning new projects, organising special events throughout the county in helping disadvantaged children in the county.