QUIZZERS from Somerset can test their general knowledge and help raise money for two charities during a quiz night at a farm shop in the county next month (September, 2016).
The Charity Quiz & Supper Evening will take place at Rumwell Farm Shop & Cafe on Friday, September 16 from 7pm in aid of the Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (S.U.R.E) and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the farm shop, which is located on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington, explained: “As our quiz evenings are proving a huge hit with our customers we decided to host a third and final quiz night for the year. This time we will be hosting the event in aid of both our charities of the year S.U.R.E and the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.
“The Charity Quiz & Supper Evening is a great opportunity to get together with a group of friends, maximum eight people per team, and be the winner of the Rumwell Cup and a whole host of other fantastic prizes too.
“There will be a raffle during the evening as well, with a selection of prizes from our shop, local suppliers and friends, with all proceeds being donated to the charities. We’re also asking for a £1 donation per person on the night for the quiz, which will be matched by us and split between the charities.
“The supper is £10.95 for two courses. Our butchers will be providing us with a selection of their handmade tasty sausages, which we will be serving with chips, mashed potato and roasted vegetables with proper gravy. Vegetarian sausages will also be available. To follow will be a choice of three desserts or ice-cream. To book your table for the quiz, please call us on 01823 461599 extension four.”
S.U.R.E is a registered, independent charity based in Taunton. Its objective is to raise funds to help provide top class cancer diagnosis and treatment at the Cancer Centre known as the Beacon Centre at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.
S.U.R.E has already committed to funding more than £70,000 of projects at the Beacon Centre in 2016 with a further £40,000 of projects waiting for final quotes before they can be confirmed. This includes providing a new Cancer Patient Counselling Centre in a separate building near to the Beacon Centre and the equipment to provide a dedicated single number Cancer Patient Telephone Advice Line.
The Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance launched in March 2000 and has flown more than 11,000 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 Cafe, which opened in May 2015, is able to seat approximately 80 people. The food prepared in the cafe kitchen is sourced from the farm shop, the Mitchell family farm and regional suppliers.
Families are welcome to the cafe and there is a menu especially for children. The cafe 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.
The Charity Quiz & Supper Evening will take place at Rumwell Farm Shop on Friday, September 16 from 7pm.
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.