SOMERSET folk are being invited to support two charities in the county by purchasing sweets as well as rock cakes and eggs from a local farm shop.
Rumwell Farm Shop is donating 10p from every bag of sherbet lemons and per half dozen large eggs sold to Headway and 10p from each pack of jelly beans and four pack of rock cakes to Stand Against Violence (SAV), until the end of the year.
Anne Mitchell, Joint Owner of the farm shop, which is located on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington, explained: “Headway Somerset and Stand Against Violence are our chosen charities of the year for 2018. We’re aiming to raise at least £1,750 for the organisations and this will be a great campaign to kick off the fundraising.
“We chose our free-range large eggs for Headway as eggs have been proven to help with brain development. Choline, a B vitamin found in eggs, has been shown in studies to play a role in brain function and memory. We chose our homemade rock cakes for Stand Against Violence as they are one of our popular bakery items and are created on site at our farm shop.
“We hope people with a sweet tooth will also be swayed to buy the sherbet lemons and jelly beans and help us raise money for two worthwhile local charities.”
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. It works prominently with young people to prevent violence.
The charity delivers violence prevention workshops and talks to education establishments, businesses, and the community. The workshops and talks focus on personal safety, anger and aggression, basic life support and the awareness of choices and consequences. The workshops it delivers equip and inform students in an effective manner how to Stand Against Violence.