The Community Council for Somerset (CCS) is a local charity that works in the heart of Somerset’s communities to inspire and enable positive change. They have been established for 96 years, created by the need for rural community support in post-war Britain.
CCS brings the right people and services together to improve the lives of individuals, building community capacity as well as supporting emergent and existing enterprises right across the county – helping Somerset to thrive. In times of crisis, such as the flooding in 2014, or the Covid pandemic, CCS Village and Community Agents are the boots on the ground in every community, helping those in need. They work in partnership with the NHS and council services to provide community solutions, reducing isolation and improving living conditions for many thousands of people in Somerset.
On a day-to-day basis, CCS Village and Community Agents work with people who find themselves in situations no one should be in: without food, heating, basic essentials or at an incredibly challenging or life-changing moment in their lives. People in genuine crisis. CCS Agents rely heavily on their Somerset Crisis Fund: donations from generous people and organisations are used to get people OUT of crisis and help make their lives instantly better.
A generous £1,000 donation from the Lodge of St George 3158, Taunton was boosted by £500 in support funding from The Somerset Masonic Charity Fund. The total £1,500 donated from will substantially bolster the Taunton Village Agents Crisis Fund pot, and help many hundreds of people. For more information about the Crisis Fund, please visit www.somersetagents.org/crisis
Article by: Peter Russell – Lodge of St George LCO
Posted by: Ed Richings ACO (SW)