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 – February

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and Farming Community Network

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is YOUR service – provided for people in YOUR area – with YOUR support. We help save lives – one day it could be yours. We rely entirely on the generosity of the public for support. Since our launch in March 2000 we have attended thousands of incidents. We are tasked by the Ambulance Service through the normal ‘999’ emergency process and can attend up to eight or nine incidents in a single day during the summer months. From our airbase on the Dorset / Somerset border we can be at any point in the two counties within 19 minutes; more importantly, the helicopter can then take a patient to any one of the major trauma centres in the south west.

Our mission is to save and enhance lives through the funding and provision of a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, to provide the maximum patient benefit by delivering the most effective, clinically excellent and financially secure air ambulance service in the South West Region.

The Farming Community Network seeks to provide confidential, non-judgemental support to all those in need of help in the farming community, whether the issue is related to the farm business or the farm household. FCN has a clear Christian ethos in everything it does. All its services are made available to those in need from all faiths or none in a supportive, non-judgmental manner.