It takes all sorts…

It Takes All Sorts….Lorraine Weyman has only recently started doing Cross Stitch at our weekly Thursday Project. As you can see from her fantastic work ‘It takes all sorts’ Lorraine has a real talent for this. The beautiful thing with our members and our Thursday project is that they are finding out so many different skills & abilities. Just being able to try something new in a ‘no-pressure’ environment is really giving members the confidence have a go. Who knows what hidden talents we will reveal next! Members are encouraged to create their own mini project within Watch. We have an elderly member who made their own model railway project, a knitting group, a button project and arts and crafts. Well done Lorraine – a super job, with some amazing detail. 

Monk’s Yard Event Health & Wellbeing Event April ’19

We had an excellent Health & Wellbeing event this week at Monk’s Yard, Ilminster. With a full house of attendees the discussion groups and activities were thoroughly enjoyed & plenty of learning too. Discussion groups included the Department of Work & Pensions; Peer support groups & relationships and learning about opportunities in your community. Joyce Passmore gave a talk on her amazing personal journey of HOPE afer spending 15years in Tone Vale. We also had the pleasure of Sgt Rob Jameson joining us to learn more about our invaluable community group. Sgt Jameson also joined in the Laughter Yoga & was spirited enough to let us share his photos! Our next event is in Winsham on Wednesday 5th June – do please ask for more information & join us. This event was funded by Somerset Skills and Learning.

Group conversation – all about sharing experience & learning.
Joyce Passmore giving her inspirational talk.
Joyce’s experience is inspirational, how one lady lived with hope & kept fighting – not a dry eye in the room.
Sgt Jameson joining in the Laughter Yoga – if you’ve not tried it yet, you really are missing out!
Watch project team, L-R: Julie Matthews, Ruth Crooks, Richard Miller, Kay Morgan, Amanda Broom, Denise Hodgson & Leonie Girling

Folly Farm – member visit

Lovely leaves that our members pressed on our Folly Farm trip this week. Thanks to Jonathan and Marie of Folly Farm with Kristen, and volunteers that made it possible from Blackdown Hill AONB – we are learning such a lot!

Thank you!!

We would like to give a huge thank you to all the following people/businesses for their very kind donations towards our Christmas party raffle.

CO OP Travel
West Country Butchers
Photo finish
Orchard Osteopaths
Best Wishes
Martins of Chard
Wallbridge Home and Garden
Gordon Stoker & Sons
Cottage Chic Chard
Pure Beauty Chard
Stuarts property services
Fisherman’s wife Lyme Regis
Emma’s emporium
Rita and Pete from Winsham
Sarah Gleadell
Karen Hodgson
Nicola Clarke
Winsham Sports and Social Club
Louise and Pippa Noel- Smith
Anne Townsend
Richard Miller
John Pettard
Womans Institute

You’re very generous donations have helped to provide the project with much needed funding.


Watch members were fortunate to receive a session on mindfulness with Dr Miranda Bevis of Somerset Mindfulness.
It was a very interesting session and we all had plenty of time to ask questions and learn about the values of mindfulness in our everyday lives’.  Miranda is currently offering courses, please see flyer below.

The National Careers Service: Tasha Marsh

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England to help adults make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers.

Tasha Marsh will be offering face-to-face appointments each Thursday at WATCH from the 22nd November 2018.

If you wish to speak to an adviser contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 or visit

Volunteering at WATCH

We are always on the lookout for new people willing to join our team here at WATCH.

To learn more about some of the roles we have available, please click on their descriptions below:

Friends of WATCH Volunteer

General Volunteer

Mentor Volunteer

You can register your interest by calling us on 07506 238540 or by emailing We hope to hear from you soon!  🙂