A CAR WASH that took place at a farm shop in Somerset last Saturday (May 21, 2016) raised £428.65 for the 1st Wellington Scout Group and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
Rumwell Farm Shop and the 1st Wellington Scout Group teamed up to collect money for the charity and the scout group on Saturday, May 21.
Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the farm shop, which is located on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington, said: “The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance is our Charity of the Year and we were delighted that the scouts were happy to come on board for the fundraiser.
“The Scouts did a brilliant job and even though the weather was foul they soldiered on. They were all soaked by the time they were finished. Lots of people took advantage of the car wash and we were thrilled to raise such a fantastic amount of money.
“The donations collected will be split equally between the scout group and the air ambulance. The Scouts will use the money to improve their camping and activities equipment benefiting all age groups across Scouts, Cubs and Beavers.”
The car wash was held in Rumwell Farm Shop’s car park and cost £4 per vehicle.
The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance launched in March 2000 and has flown more than 10,900 missions, many of them life-saving.
Its operational costs are more than £2 million a year and the approximate cost per mission is £2,500. With public support it is also able to purchase specialist pieces of equipment that aid its paramedics’ training and help to save lives across the two counties.
Rumwell Farm Shop is an independent, family-run, award-winning business owned by the Mitchell family. It was originally a potato store, when David and Anne Mitchell began selling their potatoes and free range eggs at the gate.
Due to customer demand, the range of products soon increased and the farm shop grew into the place it is today. David and Anne’s sons, James and Jack, are now also involved in the business.
Rumwell Farm Shop has a traditional butchery counter selling free range pork and Aberdeen Angus beef reared just four miles away on the family farm. There is also a delicatessen, bakery, jam kitchen and food hall.
Home grown potatoes are also still available as well as everything from fruit, vegetables and groceries to plants, flowers, gifts and cards.
The Rumwell Café, which opened in May 2015, is able to seat approximately 80 people. The food prepared in the café kitchen is sourced from the farm shop, the Mitchell family farm and regional suppliers.
Families are welcome to the café and there is a menu especially for children. The café also serves afternoon teas, carvery on a Sunday and is licensed to sell alcoholic beverages. To add to this, it also has a separate gluten free menu.
For more information, please call Rumwell Farm Shop, which is located in Rumwell between Taunton and Wellington, on 01823 461599, visit www.rumwellfarmshop.com, follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rumwellfarmshop or log on to www.facebook.com/Rumwellfarmshop.