Community links

Throughout the year many events, concerts and services are the result of collaborations with community groups from the city and region.

The Cathedral is part of the Safe Places Scheme operated by Avon & Somerset Constabulary. Members of the Cathedral’s welcoming team are trained to provide advice concerning local support agencies.

The Cathedral is committed to supporting community groups which serve people facing challenging circumstances. ‘The Week’s Good Cause’ Donation Point provides a dedicated space for Somerset organisations, both to raise awareness of the group’s aims, and to raise funds for that work. Local charities, and regional branches of national agencies, thus have the opportunity to engage with the large numbers of visitors to the Cathedral.

For more information contact our Outreach and Learning Manager Miranda Young on 01749 674483 ext.211 or via email at [email protected]

This Month’s Charity – April

SWEDA

Having an eating disorder, or supporting someone who has, can be a distressing and bewildering experience. Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA) offers a range of services throughout Somerset and the surrounding area.

Our services include Counselling Services, a monthly Self-help Support Group, Training and Presentations for Health Professionals and GPs, and an Outreach and Community Support programme, working with young people in Secondary Schools and four of the major Colleges in the county.

We are here to support and listen to you, wherever you are on your journey.

http://www.swedauk.org/

MS Society

Every day in the UK, 14 people – typically in their 20s or 30s – are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a life-long, chronic condition for which there is currently no cure. More than 100,000 people in the UK have MS. Every one of them shares the uncertainty of a future with MS. It attacks at random; many of its symptoms are invisible to others; it can worsen steadily, or remain unpredictable throughout your life.

We understand what life’s like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between. And we’re driving research into more – and better – treatments.

Our vision is a world free from the effects of multiple sclerosis.

Our ultimate goal is to find a cure. Until then, we will do all that we can to enable people with MS to live life, knowing that they do not have to face MS alone.

https://www.mssociety.org.uk/about-us/about-the-ms-society/mission-and-values