Melhuish & Saunders are pleased to support organisations in our local community.
We recognise the importance of health and wellbeing and we all share a love of the great outdoors!
Organisations currently sponsored by Melhuish & Saunders:
2020 June 2020 - National Volunteers Week
The first week in June celebrates National Volunteers Week at a time when the whole nation has been celebrating keyworkers and carers, of which a large number are unpaid and go relatively unrecognised and who look after the most vulnerable in our society.
Melhuish & Saunders' Business Development Manager, Sue Rushforth, is also volunteer Treasurer for Family Counselling Trust, Somerset. This charity (FCT) offers counselling services to children and young people (up to age 18) with emotional and mental health difficulties, particularly to families on limited means and who would otherwise not receive a service.
Family Counselling Trust started in Dorset and has now spread to Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset.
Further information including how to access services or how to donate - see
2020 May - Supporting our Local Schools in their Hour of Need!
Melhuish & Saunders were busy over half term fitting hand sanitisers at various schools across the Mendip District of Somerset.
Some schools were struggling to find supplies; prices increased significantly with demand.
Melhuish & Saunders ordered the sanitisers, fitted free of charge and recharged the units at cost.
This was our modest contribution to help schools in their hour of need when they were advised at short notice to re-open to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils on 1st June.
Melhuish & Saunders contacted a number of schools and responded to all those who replied.
We wish everyone a safe return to school.
Stay safe and stay well!
2020 February - Orchard Vale Trust - Latest News! Great to see Orchard Vale Trust going from strength to strength - lots of exciting development opportunities! See their latest newsletter here More uniforms in the pipeline to be sponsored by Melhuish & Saunders to meet the growing needs of their gardening team!
2020 January - Supporting Nub News - a new local news platform
Melhuish & Saunders are delighted to be the new main sponsor of Glastonbury Nub News - a revolutionary new online local news platform. This follows on from winning the Investing in Somerset, Somerset Business Award, in 2019. See Nub News announcement here!
Nub News is a refreshing new local news site available on all devices which is putting news back into the hands of the local community.
The mission of Nub News is to put 'your town in your pocket' and its target readership - residents, workers and visitors in each town. Melhuish & Saunders are happy to support Nub News Principles and share the aims of 'High professional standards, integrity, accuracy and fairness', 'Sustainability' and to 'Promote local causes and charities'.
Nub News Head Office is based in London with a team of Regional Editors in Somerset (Glastonbury contact: Tim Lethaby), East Devon, Cornwall, South Wales, Lincolnshire and Essex. The company hopes to grow from the current 26 sites to a target of 700 towns over the next couple of years.
Within Melhuish & Saunders' 60 mile radius of Head Office - a number of Nub News online sites already exist including Exmouth, Sidmouth, Honiton, Wells, Street, Cheddar, Frome, Radstock, Midsomer Norton and Shepton Mallet as well as the company's home town of Glastonbury. Melhuish & Saunders will be posting relevant updates about local building projects on the Nub News site local to where future projects are built.
The beauty of Nub News is that is very 'user friendly' - post your own news with or without image(s) by clicking on Nub It!
2019 December - Bridging the Gap - Collecting Food for Glastonbury Food Bank
Melhuish & Saunders spearheaded a Reverse Advent Calendar campaign this month collecting food for Glastonbury Food Bank.
The campaign was supported by others in Landmark House who made donations of food to help those less fortunate in the local community. Grace Church, WCBS, Somerset FA and Melhuish & Saunders combined forces and Melhuish & Saunders were pleased to be able to hand over the proceeds on their behalf to Michael and Jaqueline of Bridging The Gap (Food Bank). They met at Morrisons collection point and the items were immediately loaded straight away (in the pouring rain!!) into a volunteer's car for delivery.
Michael's parting words were 'Please remember that we still need more donations in the New Year - the need for food donations does not stop at Christmas'.
1st photo (left to right) - Jaqueline (Food Bank), Alison (Community Champion, Glastonbury), Jenny (campaign coordinator and Office Administrator, Melhuish & Saunders) & Sue (Business Development); 2nd photo - Ethan and Bella representing the Mitchard family
2019 October - SOS Africa Charity Abseil by Site Manager, Nick Cowie
Site Manager - Nick Cowie, who recently celebrated his first year with Melhuish & Saunders, took on a new challenge!
Nick and partner, Eloise, scaled the heights of Wells Cathedral on October 6th 2019.
Nick and Eloise abseiled the equivalent of 9 Giraffes from the top of the North West Tower of Wells Cathedral to raise funds for SOS Africa! Sponsorship support was much appreciated! £315 raised, exceeding their target by 57%
Well done Nick!
The SOS Africa Children’s Charity (UK Charity No. 1105747) is a small UK based grassroots child sponsorship organisation which invests 100% of the funds your raise in the education and care of South African children. Since 2003 they have provided 107 disadvantaged children, from grades 1 to 12, with a personal education programme or learning support scheme tailored specifically to their needs. This holistic approach enables children to break the cycle of poverty and reach their full potential.
2019 September - World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Staff at Melhuish & Saunders Head Office in Glastonbury decided to support this year's Macmillan annual fundraising event the 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning'.
Neighbouring organisations were invited from Landmark House:
MHA Monahan, Somerset FA, WCBS, Grace Church and Firecrest.
We all shared cake and took the opportunity to catch up with our various businesses and met some new friendly faces!
This was a great opportunity to take a little 'time out' and support a good cause.
We look forward to the same again next year!