Burnham-On-Sea Moose Lodge announces its charities of the year
Moose Lodge's new governor has named his two new local charities
of the year, which the group will be fundraising for over the
Brian Mudge, pictured, has selected Morland Community Hall in
Highbridge and Burnham's Sound and Voices Talking Newspaper for
his term of office.
Brian explained his choices: "Morland Community Hall is a
charity managed by the Sedgemoor Community Partnership. It operates
in the fifth most deprived area of Somerset."
has a number of different facilities for residents of the Morland
Estate in Highbridge also deprived wards in Berrow, Burnham and
Highbridge together with other residents in Somerset who may be
disadvantaged as a result of income, disability, or mental health
problems or as a consequence of being a minority group."
Hall receives no automatic direct local authority funding and
relies on funding and grants to carry out its extensive training
have visited the premises and met with Richard Matthews, the administrator,
who showed me around. I was most impressed with what I saw and
feel that a lot of good work is being done to help the disadvantage
residents but obviously need more support."
Brian also selected the Sound and Voices Talking Newspaper. "This
is a small charity that helps to provide local information to
the blind and partially sighted of the local community. Listeners
are in and around Burnham and also cover Axbridge, Berrow, Brean,
Cheddar, Highbridge, Huntspill, Mark, Shipham and Wedmore. Lots
of information that others take for granted is not available to
people with sight problems. Even Braille readers may not be able
to access local news and events. Talking Newspapers lets one know
what's happening on their own doorstep."
the existing recording setup in the studio is in need of an upgrade.
The computer has an old operating system and an antiquated recording
software package. New software is needed. In addition, the cabling,
microphone connections to and from the audio recording control
console and the actual studio are beginning to break down. Again,
there is no funding from local authorities and the group relies
heavily on legacies and donations from local charitable groups
in and around the local area."