Chaffcombe Village Coffee Mornings
Chaffcombe has been holding Winter/Spring coffee mornings in the Chaffcombe Village Hall, TA20 4BH, for a number of years every 1st Weds of the month, 10.30-12 noon from Oct – May.
The idea behind it was to provide an opportunity for a regular informal get-together of parishioners and visitors – to meet up and chat, swap news, share ideas, meet new neighbours – to pop in for 10 mins or to stay for the full 90 mins!
Fresh coffee, tea and cakes (nearly always homemade!) are available for a donation to the chosen charity of the month.
There is usually a bring-and-buy stall too, i.e.. if people remember to bring!!
It’s proved itself to be a popular event and is very well supported so it has a good friendly atmosphere.
Everyone is welcome – parishioners and visitors, including pre-school children – from the very young to the very old!! Bring a friend/relative or come on your own!!
It started as a social gathering rather than as a money-making venture – hence there is no raffle and only a request for donations to the charity of the month in exchange for coffee/tea and cake.
It is run by parish volunteers every month but other parishioners often step in and lend a hand
The Itinerary for 2018/2019: (all start at 10.30 a.m.)
Wednesday October 3rd
Wednesday November 7th
Wednesday December 5th
Wednesday January 9th (second Wednesday because of Xmas and New Year)
Wednesday February 6th
Wednesday March 6th
April – Break for Easter
Wednesday May 1st
BREAK FOR THE SUMMER
Calendar of Chaffcombe Events and Concerts Postcode for this venue is TA20 4BH
|Weds. 9th Jan 2019||10.30 - 12.00||Coffee Morning in aid of Chard Reservoir|
|Weds 6th March 2019||10.30 - 12.00||Coffee Morning in aid of Somerset Prostate Cancer|
|Weds 1st May 2019||10.30 - 12.00||Coffee Morning in aid of Somerset Wildlife Trust and Bluebell Walk|
|Fro 17th May 2019||7.30 p.m.||Spring Vinyl Evening, Chaffcombe Village Hall, TA20 4BH. Blues, Rock 'n Roll, Country, Soul and other. Great music from 50's - 90's. Bring your friends for a great social evening. Fun, music, quiz and raffle. 2-course hot supper and soft drinks includes. Bring your own Alcohol. Tickets £8 from Dave or Val 01460 61116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrance by pre-booked tickets only.|
|Fri 14th June 2019||7.30 p.m.||Gordon Giltrap, , Internationally acclaimed guitarist and Composer will be in concert at Chaffcombe Village Hall on Friday 14th June at 7.30 p.m. An unique opportunity to see Gordon in a small intimate setting.
Prebooked Tickets only -£10 in advance to inc. light refreshments. To book: call Dave or Val 01460 61116 or email@example.com
The November 2011 coffee morning was for Handicap International UK. It raised £127.32 to support victims of landmines and cluster bombs. In 2017 the ttotal as £180, and in 2018 it was £260.
The December 2011 coffee morning was well attended – mince pies, stollen cake, cheese scones, flap jacks, coffee and walnut cake were enjoyed by all.
£150 was raised for Shelter ( Taunton)
The 11th January 2012 coffee morning was so well attended that it was necessary to put more chairs out half way through.
51 people came and enjoyed coffee, home made cake and chat.
£104.75 was donated to Chaffcombe Village Hall.
The Coffee Morning held on 1st February 2012 made a profit of £82.10 with 28 people attending. The Charity benefiting from this month’s coffee morning will be Air Ambulance.
March 7th 2012 Chaffcombe Coffee morning raised £100 for Somerset Prostate cancer – thank you to all those who came!