Save the Children

Save the Children Friday Lunches were started
in Shipham in 1984, to increase awareness of
and to provide financial support for this worthy organisation.  
The Lunch Bunch has been meeting on alternate Fridays ever since, 
providing a light lunch of soups, with locally sourced bread and butter, cheese and pickles, and tea or coffee with a homemade biscuit. 
                         We currently meet in Shipham Village Hall.

Our two highlights of the year are Good Friday (when we cater
for walkers from the Cross Walk) and Christmas when we enjoy hearing and singing carols. 
Sometimes we offer jars of home-made marmalade, jams and pickles for sale, and on special occasions we have home-made soups and other delicacies.

The cost of £3.50 per head includes entry into a raffle, with all proceeds going to Save the Children.  In 2017 we were able to give away over £2000, but would like to give more.  Numbers have fallen in recent years, and we would welcome new diners and more helpers.  Our doors are open to everyone, so why not come along to enjoy lunch in good company, and to support 
Save the Children?

If you would like further information, please contact:  

Audrey Birch   01934 842016

Amanda Firth  01934 844232 

More information about Save the Children can be found on 
their website:

During the lockdown Trish Ashmore has been knitting various items for the Mothers’ Union: Seafarers Dickies, various Children’s Hats in various sizes and colours; and has now started knitting small Polar Teddy Bears, small ordinary bears in various colours and Baptism Teddy Bears, for 'Save the Children'. (See a selection in the photographs).

If you would like one of the Teddy Bears or one of the children's hats (they are a good stocking filler
for children at Christmas!!) for a donation, then Trish would be grateful.  All money raised will be given to ‘Save the Children’.
Please let her know on 01934 843388
or email
Thank you.

Save the Children Friday Lunches
Shipham Village Hall
£3.50 per head

Forthcoming dates:

We hope to resume our
lunches later in 2021,
COVID restrictions permitting.