Our festive candlelight event raises money for charities


Families from Somerset attended our free candle-lit shopping experience with food tastings and festive music yesterday (Thursday, December 13, 2018) to raise funds for two charities.

The shop and cafe were lit by candles and soft lighting during the event, which makes it such a unique, festive experience.

We hosted our annual Rumwell by Candlelight event in aid of our two charities of the year, Headway Somerset and Stand Against Violence (SAV).

There were collection buckets throughout the farm shop for people to drop their change into. We’re currently still counting the money raised during the evening.

People who attended the event also received a free mulled wine and mince pie on arrival. The Somerset Hills Choir, Parkfield School Choir, Company of Voices Community Choir and the J Singers performed Christmas carols and other songs throughout the evening.

There was also the chance to try some tasty food items made by our staff in our butchery, such as our award-winning sausages. Regional suppliers 6 O’clock Gin and Lyme Bay Winery were on-site too, offering visitors samples.”

Headway Somerset provides social and cognitive rehabilitation for adults with brain injury and support and respite for their families through its four Brain Injury Centres based in Bridgwater, Henton, Yeovil & Taunton.

SAV was set up in 2005 following the murder of 17-year-old Lloyd Fouracre. SAV aims to prevent violence, its long-term consequences and the grief of losing loved ones. The workshops it delivers equip and inform students in an effective manner how to Stand Against Violence.

Photograph caption one: (Centre) Rumwell Farm Shop’s Butchery Manager, Trevor Stark with (left) Patricia Harris from Taunton and (right) Jenny Bowman from Taunton during the Rumwell by Candlelight event.