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Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Launches its‘Blossoming and Blooming’ Open Gardens Initiative

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Launches its‘Blossoming and Blooming’ Open Gardens Initiative

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance is delighted to announce the launch of its ‘Blossoming and Blooming’ Open Gardens initiative.
‘Blossoming and Blooming’ is the charity’s latest fundraising initiative, which asks people to show their support by opening their gardens to members of the public between June and September this year. The aim of the campaign is to bring local communities across Dorset and Somerset together, to celebrate the wonderful gardens spread across both counties, whilst raising awareness and funds for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. No matter the size of the garden or whether they are pristine or wild, the charity is inviting everyone to get involved. Whether people decide to simply open their gardens to members of the public, or have a cream tea or BBQ alongside, the initiative provides a fantastic opportunity for people to hold a special event within their local community in aid of Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. The life-saving charity receives no direct funding from the Government or the National Lottery and relies on the generosity of the public to help raise their operational costs of over £5 million per year. Community fundraising initiatives like ‘Blossoming and Blooming’ play a vital role in helping to do this.
Emma Jones, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager said:
“We believe that spending time outdoors with nature is essential for our health and wellbeing. That is why we are asking people to open their gates, share the love of their garden, whilst raising funds for us. You could host a picnic, serve tea on the lawn or just keep it simple and let
people sit or potter at their leisure. Whatever you decide to do, ‘Blossoming and Blooming’ will raise essential funds and awareness of our life-saving work within your local community.
“We have always had wonderful supporters who have opened their gardens in the past and we hope that others will do the same. With our new ‘Blossoming and Blooming’ initiative, we will be able to fully support these generous people, by providing all that they need for the day, so it can be a positively ‘Blossoming and Blooming’ success!”

To register your interest in taking part, or sign up to join in, please visit: www.dsairambulance.org.uk/open-gardens
If you require further information, please contact Emma Jones, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Fundraising Manager by emailing: fundraising@dsairambulance.org.uk or by calling: 01823 669604.
The ‘Blossoming and Blooming’ initiative will run until 30th September 2022.

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

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Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
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