Rumwell Compass Disability

Rumwell raises £460 for Compass Disability Services

One hundred and thirty-one people from Somerset challenged their general knowledge last Friday (May 10, 2019) to help raise funds for charity during a quiz evening at a farm shop in the county.

The Charity Quiz & Supper Evening in aid of Compass Disability Services in Taunton was held at Rumwell Farm Shop & Cafe and raised £460.

Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the farm shop said: “This was our second quiz night of the year for one of our chosen charities and we raised the money from entry fees for the quiz and also by hosting a raffle. We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who came along.

“Our Charity Quiz & Supper Evenings have proven very popular with our customers over the past few years and they are a great chance for families, friends and work colleagues to get together for some healthy competition.

“The winning team this time was MCJ & DJJ and each team member got to take home a hamper and also the Rumwell Cup. We hope they come back to our next quiz night of the year on Friday, September 13 to defend their title.”

Compass Disability Services is a user led charity and its Board of Trustees is comprised of at least 80% disabled individuals. The charity has adopted the Social Model of Disability as a way of working to remove barriers which exclude disabled people from equality of opportunity.

It also runs Compass Wellbeing, which is the first dedicated, fully inclusive wellbeing centre in Taunton. It aims to offer a wide range of activities, therapies and experiences that benefit members of the community, promote integration and tackles the problems caused by isolation, exclusion and loneliness.

While the charity has a background in working with disabled people, the wellbeing centre is open to people of all ages and abilities and boasts a café, garden, hydro pool and sensory room.

Michelle Edwards, Operations Manager at Compass Disability Services, said: “A very big ‘thank you’ to the amazing team at Rumwell Farm Shop for hosting the Charity Quiz & Supper Evening and an extra big ‘thank you’ to everyone who came along and dug so deep to help raise £460 for Compass Disability Services.

“The much-needed funds will help us to deliver some great activities at Compass Wellbeing, where all ages, from birth to 100, are catered for.

“These activities include our stay and play toddler sessions, our ‘Anything but Ordinary’ disco and social club for adults with learning disabilities and our newly launched Crafting with Confidence Club, which provides a safe and welcoming space where customers can meet with friends, make new friends and enjoy activities that they choose to enhance their quality of life.”

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Rumwell raises £460 for Compass Disability Services
(Centre) Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of Rumwell Farm Shop & Cafe, with the winning team, MCJ & DJJ, and their prizes.
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