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At the heart of Somerset’s communitiesCCS (The Community Council for Somerset) is a team of passionate local experts, inspiring and enabling positive change for Somerset’s people, places and enterprises....
How it all began.The tragic death of Billy Abernethy-Hope in 2018, inspired his family to do something positive with all of their grief and saddness. Before Billy died, he came up with the idea of creating a system to support the homeless, avoiding the exchange of money and promoting kindness. The thought of giving cash to someone sleeping rough often deters people from helping, unsure if a donation will be used in a positive way.
Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) has launched this year’s Surviving Winter campaign, which encourages people to donate some or all of their Winter Fuel Payment to help local people living in fuel poverty. Any online donations to the campaign made during the week-long Big Give Christmas Challenge - midday Tuesday 1 December to midday Tuesday 8 December - will be doubled! SCF is also delighted to announce that Glastonbury Festival organiser and long-time Surviving Winter supporter Michael Eavis CBE has offered his support for another year.
As the nation is now under further national restrictions encouraging people to stay home, Somerset County Council’s Public Health leaders are asking everyone in the county to pull together to keep coronavirus at bay and support the #StayHomeForSomerset campaign.
‘Butterfly Moment’ workshops in 8 hubs across Somerset creating 9,000 hand crafted butterflies (each one representing someone in Somerset who is living with dementia).A HUGE Butterfly Installation and week of activities Dementia awareness and Celebrity Gala Dinner at Wellington School from 10th July 2021 (provisionally)