Clubs and charities
As you can see, there are a lot of clubs and activities to get involved with!! This page is only updated if advised of a change. So if you are mentioned below and your details need amending (including any web site links), or if you want to add a new club to the list, change contact names and phone numbers etc., please use the contact form. All telephone numbers are 01934 prefixes unless otherwise stated. If your club or group is running any kind of event and wants it publicised on this site, remember to get your events added to the calendar! Don’t simply rely on posters on telegraph poles or on notice boards. Tell people via this web site and they will come!
Cheddar Festive Night Organisers: Tel: 743217
Cheddar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Secretary – Huw Davies, Riverside Inn
Kings of Wessex Leisure Centre Tel: 744939
Adult Learning and Leisure: Tel: 0845 688 0488
Friends of Cheddar on Facebook – publicising local issues and promoting community events based around Cheddar Library
Cheddar Youth Trust (formerly Cheddar Young Peoples Millennium Trust) and Sarah Comer Trust Clerk to the Trustees, Burrough and Co., 4 Union St., Cheddar BS27 3NA Tel: 743256
Cheddar Youth Club, meeting at Methodist Church Hall, Cliff Street, BS27 3PL. For Year 7s and upwards. Telephone 07530 192 653.
Blood Donor Sessions Local organiser, Keith Herring. Tel 08457 711711
Cheddar Vale Lions Club Contact: Brian Airey, Tel: 418998
Royal British Legion Tel: 08457 725725
Rotary Club of Mendip Contact Peter Bennett, Tel: 01934 750513
Cheddar Twinning Association – Felsberg, Germany & Vernouillet, France Telephone: 742763
WI c/o St. Andrews Church House in Cheddar. Somerset WI Tel: 01823 284261
Cheddar Gorgeous WI, meets first Monday of every month at Cheddar Baptist Church. Email Coral Hooper, email@example.com or telephone 07779 967828
Probus Club of Mendip Chairman, John Oakley: Tel 742492
Cheddar Vale Gateway Club, social club for people with learning difficulties Chairman, E Edwards: Tel 713388
Cheddar Valley University of the Third Age (U3A) Secretary: Margaret Farney, Tel: 710242
Cheddar Charioteers (wheelchair/scooter users) Contact Ray Dinham, Tel 743789
Sir Thomas de Cheddre Lodge, United Grand Lodge of England. Enquiries: Tel 742089
MUSIC, THEATRE, AND DANCE
Moor Harmony Singers (Community Choir). Meeting at Hannah More Cottage, Lower North Street, Thursday evenings, ring for details. Contact: Issy Emeney Tel 741551.
Somerset Singers – meeting at Sidcot Quaker Hall every Wednesday. Contact: Paul Ashmore Tel:843388
Cheddar Male Choir Enquiries: Tel 743905
Cheddar Old Time and Modern Sequence Dance Club Chairman, Brian Norris, Tel:741593
Cheddar Valley Jazz Club Contact Richard Borley: Tel 740189
Cheddar Stage Society, @cheddarstage – every Thursday at the Methodist Church, 7.30-9.30
Often seen around Cheddar rescuing injured climbers etc., the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance helicopter is deployed on average 2-3 times a day and costs £3,800 per day to run with no funding from the Government or the National Lottery. Support this registered charity by playing the Flight for Life Lottery.
Avon and Somerset Cliff Rescue – emergency search and rescue volunteers for the Cheddar Gorge area
COMPUTER SKILLS / GAMING
IT for the Terrified, The Old Cowshed, Station Road, Cheddar BS27 3AG. Tel: 741751. Computer training sessions for all skill levels and Cheddar e-sports, networked computer gaming and homework support.
Age UK – Donate a PC scheme In collaboration with Microsoft and RaceOnline, we can rebuild your old PC and give them a second lease of life to do good in your community and for people in later life.
Somerset Wildlife Trust (Mendip Wildlife Watch) Contact Mary: Tel 744693
Somerset Beekeepers Assoc (Wedmore and Cheddar Division), Jonathan Friend, Tel: 712971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Charterhouse Centre Contact Heather: 01761 462267 ( Mendip Hills AONB )
The Mendip Society , caring for the Mendip Hills – Tel: 08454 092951 or 01934 820575
Prickles Hedgehog Rescue 7 Copper Close, Cheddar. Hedgehog Rescue Centre who care for injured, poorly and orphaned hedgehogs. When they are well they are released back to the wild. If you have any spare time to support the work we do please contact us. (email) or telephone: 07806 744772
Cats Protection League, Wells and Glastonbury – Susan on 01749 840264
RSPCA West Hatch – 0300 123 0747
Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre – (01278) 783250
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Woolcake Knitting Group Tel: Julie on 743263
Cheddar Flower Power Flower arranging on the second Monday of the month (except January and August) at 7:30pm. Contact Isobel Cameron Tel: 741004
Cheddar R U Crafti Club (scrapbooking, cardmaking etc.) Cheddar Chocolate Co, Unit 2 Winchester Farm, last Saturday of the month 10-00am till 4-00pm. £4-00 per person to cover refreshments and light lunch. Tel 07708 625214. Limited spaces.
THERAPIES / WORKSHOPS
Sarena Mason Laughter Workshops Tel: 743930
OTHER LEISURE ACTIVITIES
Cheddar Horticultural Society Secretary, Suzanne Green. Tel 744095
Cheddar Art Group Contact Sara Parsons: Tel 743297
Cheddar Valley Model Railway Club Tel 742916
Cheddar Stamp Club Secretary, Brian Ladd Tel: 743710
CHARITY SHOPS IN CHEDDAR
Rainbows, Karen Percival: Tel 01749 870067
Brownies, Vicki Sweet: Tel 01278 445054
Guides, Sue Wild: Tel 01749 870239
Rangers: Jenny Hill: Tel 742480
Axbridge District Trefoil Guild, Betty Morgan: Tel 712366
Adult helpers always welcome.
Cheddar Scouts Based in the Scout Hut at Cheddar First School. Ages 6-14. Contact Doug De Ivey on 744224 or visit our web site.
Axbridge and Cheddar Valley Sea Cadets The Old Railway Station, Station Road, Axbridge BS26 2BP
Parade Nights: Seniors (12-17 years) Tuesdays and Fridays 6.50pm – 9.15pm. Juniors (10-11 years) Friday 6.50pm – 9.15pm. Contact Geoff Kerswell