The Taunton-based charity Somerset Sight has received a £1,000 boost from Rumwell Farm Shop. The money was raised from a series of events throughout 2015, including one related to the eggs sold in the shop.
Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the farm shop and café, said, “Somerset Sight was one of our chosen charities of the year for 2015 and we raised money in a number of ways including hosting a raffle during Rumwell by Candlelight, donating 10p from the sale of each of our large free range eggs and 10p from every pack of lemon bon bons – and I also wore glasses that simulated glaucoma vision for eight hours in aid of charity.”
She added, “We’re delighted to have donated £1,000 to Somerset Sight and would like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to all our staff and customers for helping us raise this fantastic amount for the charity during the past year.”
Somerset Sight is an independent charity based in Taunton providing services, training and leisure activities for sight impaired people within their communities throughout Somerset. It aims to help maintain people’s independence and improve their quality of life.
Becky Fry, Development Officer at Somerset Sight, said: “We were thrilled to be chosen as one of Rumwell’s charities of the year. We are hugely reliant on fundraising and donations to continue to provide our vital services to isolated and lonely sight impaired people across Somerset so we couldn’t be more grateful for the support we received. The staff were a pleasure to work with.”
Rumwell Cafe is hosting its first evening event on Saturday, February 13 from 7pm until 11pm especially for Valentine’s Day. Diners will be entertained by singer/guitarist Andy Doran who will provide romantic entertainment throughout the evening.
The Valentine’s meal will consist of five courses including a platter of canapés to share and coffee and petit fours to finish. The evening will cost £29.50 per person and booking and full payment in advance is essential.