Bishops Lydeard Carers Group

The Bishops Lydeard Carers Group has been given a helping hand thanks to funds raised at the Scarecrow Festival in the Somerset village last autumn.

The generous sum of £500 was raised by kind donations from the local community as well as Miles Estate Agents and Quantock Funeral Services, sponsors of the 2019 event.

At the cheque presentation, Catherine Dance, of the Scarecrow Festival Committee, said: “The aim of the festival is to bring people together, in an entertaining way, to raise much-needed funds for local causes. There is a really positive community spirit around the event. We are very proud to support the Bishops Lydeard Carers Group this year, raising awareness of the support available to help people who care for others.”

The Carers Group takes place every second Tuesday of the month at Quantock Vale Surgery, Mount Street, Bishops Lydeard, between 2.30 pm and 4 pm.

Elaine Gardner from Somerset Carers Service; said: “I’m very grateful to the Bishops Lydeard Scarecrow Festival Committee for choosing the Carers Group as their nominated charity. We know that being an unpaid carer for a loved one or a friend can be an isolating, tiring and worrying time, but you are not alone. Pop in for a friendly chat or call me for more information on 07494 883134.”

bishops lydeard scarecrow festival cheque presentation to village carers group
Cheque presentation by the Bishops Lydeard Scarecrow Festival Committee to the Bishops Lydeard Carers Group at the Lethbridge Arms (L-R) Catherine Dance, Eileen Zoers, Colin Dance, Elaine Gardner, William Parkman, Jody Parkman, Ross Parkman, and Miles Orr.
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