MOTORISTS in Somerset are being invited to support a scout group and a charity in the county by having their cars washed at a fundraiser being held next month (October, 2016).
Rumwell Farm Shop and the 1st Wellington Scout Group have teamed up once again but this time to raise money for Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (S.U.R.E) and the scout group on Saturday, October 1.
Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the farm shop, which is located on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington, said: “We hope lots of people take advantage and support the car wash as it is being held for two great local causes.
“S.U.R.E is one of our charities of the year and we are so pleased that the scouts were happy to come on board again for the fundraiser and also collect some money for their activities.”
The car wash will be held in the Rumwell Farm Shop car park from 10am until 4pm and will cost £4 per vehicle with £2 going to the Wellington Scouts and £2 to S.U.R.E.
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.
Paul Alway, Chairman at S.U.R.E, said: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Rumwell Farm Shop and the 1st Wellington Scout Group for organising this fundraiser for us. It is greatly appreciated. We hope they have a fantastic day.”
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.
Dave Belfield, Executive Chairman at the 1st Wellington Scout Group, said: “We’re looking forward to attending our second car wash of the year at Rumwell Farm Shop. We hope people in the area once again get behind the fundraiser and pop along with their dirty vehicles. The scouts are raring to go and ready to make each car squeaky clean.
“The money raised will be going towards improving the scouts camping and activities equipment benefiting all age groups across Scouts, Cubs and Beavers.”
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 Rumwell Farm Shop and the 1st Wellington Scout Group car wash in aid of S.U.R.E will take place on Saturday, October 1 from 10am until 4pm.
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.