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Combwich Friday Coffee Club Restarts

Combwich Friday Coffee Club Restarts

After a long break due to Covid 19 we are delighted to announce the Combwich Friday Coffee Club is restarting from Friday morning 4th September 10am – 12 noon in the village hall. Social distancing rules mean that numbers will be restricted and will be by invitation only.

If you would like to be invited, please contact Helen Jowett on (01278) 652322

Otterhampton Parish Project Team (OPPT)

Otterhampton Village Hall Refurbishment Consultation

You will have received or are about to receive delivered to your door a consultation on the future of the village hall. This is an issue which will affect us all for years to come. Please read it carefully and return the completed form to Combwich Post Office not later than Friday noon 21st August. Only one per household please.

Final Version Consultation as at 29.7.20

Combwich villager Amelia supported by her dad Paul Cadmore will attempt a nonstop walk of the Coleridge Way on Wednesday and Thursday nights next week

Paul Cadmore

Amelia Cadmore’s Challenge

Walking the Coleridge Way in 24 hours for Unicef UK because It is a massive challenge at 51 miles.

raised of £750 target

by 24 supporters

Unicef UK

Unicef UK

We work to keep children worldwide safe from danger

Charity Registration No. 1072612 (England & Wales) and SC043677 (Scotland)



A couple of years ago I gave my Dad a map of The Coleridge way a 51 mile walk from Lynmouth to Nether Stowey. When I gave the map to him it was given with the challenge of doing the walk with him in 24 hours. 

At the end of a very strange school year for all students we decided to mark the start of the official school holiday by joining up with 2 friends to walk this route in aid of UNICEF.   I chose this charity because not only does it do such amazing work world wide but it gives ideas about what every donation can achieve.

Here are some of the ideas that make me determined to complete this challenge.

  • £7 is enough for life saving salts for 20 children
  • £14 would buy polio vaccinations for 100 children
  • £18 pays for mosquito nets for 9 families
  • £30 would be enough for a baby to be born in a developing country safely
  • £55 is enough to vaccinate 500 children against Tetanus
  • £160 would help 40 students learn with a school in a box
  • £1472 funds a midwife and equipment for 50 births.

I am a child who sees myself as very lucky, born in a place with  beautiful, safe surroundings.  I want to do this walk in this place to help children far worse off, so they have a better chance in their futures whether that is through education, healthcare or the right to a safe birth. That is why I have chosen UNICEF – they make a difference where it is needed both in the UK and globally.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.  Thank you so much for even considering this.

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About the charity

Unicef UK

Unicef UK

Right now, millions of children are in danger. They face violence, disease, hunger and the chaos of war and disaster. Unicef ensures more children get life-saving food, vaccinations, education and protection than anyone else. With your help, we can build a safer world for children.

Charity Registration No. 1072612 (England & Wales) and SC043677 (Scotland)

Find out more about charity fundraising

Donation summary

Total raised£325.00+ £58.50 Gift Aid
Online donations£325.00
Offline donations£0.00

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.

Otterhampton Scrubs Hub needs your help

Otterhampton Scrubs Hub needs your help
Right then you lovely lot, it’s come to my attention (via Taunton Scrubbers!) that some of our local hospitals, clinics and care homes are in desperate need of PPE for our fantastic NHS staff. So, if you have a sewing machine and fancy helping out, I’d love to hear from you.
Apparently Musgrove are desperate for scrubs’ hats and head bands with buttons (to hold their masks in place, which is more comfortable than securing behind the ears). The picture shows one I made earlier today.
Otterhampton Parish Council have kindly offered some funding to get this project off the ground which will give our community an opportunity to help the NHS at this difficult time so I’d just like to say an official thank you to them.
The sewing would obviously need to be done in isolation in your own homes but I’m happy to co-ordinate the safe collection and distribution of everything in such a way that we keep within the recommended government guidelines in relation to Coronavirus.
If you’re interested in getting involved please let me know by emailing – please DON’T put your email address on this post. Once I hear from you I’ll send you full details. In order to keep in line with social distancing I will only be sending these details via email and you will need a printer.
Also, if you are classed as vulnerable with regard to Coronavirus or you or anyone in your household have, or have had any Covid-19 symptoms, then, for the sake of the whole village, I would appreciate you please not getting involved at this stage. I hope you understand.
Hope to hear from you. Thanks in advance.

Somerset Coronavirus Appeal offers grants for groups helping people in need

Grants are available for community groups operating during this Covid 19 crisis. See below for more information


Don’t forget

Stay at home

Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)

If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times

Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Coronavirus update – collection of prescriptions from Cannington Health Centre

Please note that medical prescriptions from the Cannington Health Centre which are normally delivered to the Combwich Post Office every Thursday, will now be delivered to patient’s homes by the Revd Alison Waters on the same day. The backup for this service will be Sally Horne Fisher.
Patients will need to give the usual 3 days’ notice to make sure the prescriptions are available for delivery on that day. Please make sure when ordering prescriptions that you make it clear that you want them delivered.
Patients who normally collect their own prescriptions may wish to take advantage of this service in order to minimise the risk of infection.
Thank you to the Revd Alison and Sally Fisher for providing this service.