This year we have supported, Macmillan Cancer, British Red Cross, Rotary, Royal British Legion, Ferne Animal Sanctuary to name a few charities.
The Christmas Tree Festival in December provides an opportunity for 40+ organisations in Crewkerne to show off their community and crafty skills in decorating Christmas trees that remain in St Bartholomew’s church for the Christmas period.
Team hits top gear in race challenge
An exciting new youth engineering, science and design project has got off to a flying start in Crewkerne.
Greenpower has been launched by a business and church in the town in partnership with two Crewkerne schools, Wadham School and Maiden Beech Academy.
The community project was initiated by St Bartholomew’s Church and Wydale Plastics to inspire young people to become engineers, scientists or designers by taking part in a national competition to design, build and race an electric car.
The project was launched last week at Maiden Beech with a £1,000 donation by the Rev Stuart Huntley on behalf of St Bartholomew’s Church and a cheque for £500 and the offer of engineering support by Robin Wyatt and Ian Veale of Wydale.
The competition is run by Greenpower Education Trust which organises races at some of the top motorsport tracks in the country, including Goodwood. Two teams of six pupils from each school are already working on two cars, one donated by Silverline Tools and the other by Taunton School.
Team leader Nick Clarke is looking for more sponsors to boost this exciting project, and he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07842 192402.