Axe Valley Men’s Shed
Poolbridge Accountancy have sponsored Axe Valley Men’s Shed since 2021 through the provision of managing their Accounts. It’s fantastic for us to be able support a local charity that puts so much back into the community and supporting the wellbeing and mental health of its members. We have enjoyed watching their growth and excited to see the transformation of their new site at Axbridge Railway Station.
About… Men’s Sheds (or Sheds) are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practise skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Men’s Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter.
To find out more, visit their website: axevalleymensshed.org
Somewhere House Somerset
Poolbridge Accountancy sponsor Somewhere House Somerset through sponsorship and providing support at their Coffee Mornings. We believe it’s important to identify and recognise local charities like this, to ensure people locally can obtain and gain the support they need, and that’s it’s easily accessible.
About… The charity was set up in 2011 - as we recognised that access to Therapeutic services was becoming increasingly difficult and resulted in either being inaccessible, or costly. We aim to bridge the gap - meaning that in our local community, if someone needs One to One support from a trained professional (counselling) then this is available, with a simple self referral via the website. We simply ask clients to make a donation of what they can afford to their sessions. Currently to give you some idea, we are supporting over 150 people through this service.
Likewise we also recognised that especially during and after the Pandemic, many people in rural communities around us were isolated, cut off and lonely. We provide monthly coffee and chat community events, which are volunteer led and designed to bring the community together - a safe space for people to meet and make new relationships. Entry and coffee are free!
To find out more, visit their website: www.somewherehousesomerset.org