Axbridge Progressive Supper raised over £1,500 for three local charities.

Proceeds from last year's event have been divided equally among Cheddar Food Bank, Axbridge Carnival and Axe Valley Men’s Shed.

A total of £500 was presented to each charity, with the small surplus of the £1,542 total retained for future events.

Generated through ticket sales and a raffle, the amount exceeded expectations.

Funds were accrued by attendees paying for various courses of a meal and prizes on offer.

The committee, comprised of Kirsty Edwards, Zoe Hebden, Margaret Cowie, Sarah Boundy and Harry Mottram, proudly delivered the donations to the charities.

On Saturday, February 3, the charitable groups gathered at the monthly Farmers' Market in Axbridge Square where the donations were formally presented.

With consistent public backing, the annual supper has considerably supported local causes for over four decades making it a meaningful tradition in Axbridge.

The charity supper, run solely by volunteers, works under the Axbridge Action Committee.

It features three courses chosen by diners out of a hat – so they have no idea where they will sit down for food– each in a different location

The next event is slated for Saturday, November 30, and two new members - Barbara Wells and Anna Dawson - have already joined the committee in 2024.

Somerset County Gazette: Proceeds from last year's event have been divided equally among Cheddar Food Bank, Axbridge

The Axe Valley Men's Shed is dedicated to bettering local men's mental health and renovating the former Axbridge Railway Station for their headquarters.

Providing a lifeline to those in need, Cheddar Food Bank, a subsidiary of the Trussell Trust, extends emergency food and support to individuals struck by crisis.

Those interested in extending assistance or seeking support can contact the food bank directly.

Meeting the increasing demands of organizing the Annual Blackberry Carnival in September, the Axbridge Carnival Committee was overjoyed to be a recipient of the supper's proceeds.

The family-centric event, which coincides with the Blackberry Fun Fair, has seen escalating costs due to stringent rules necessitating increased fundraising efforts.

For more details on the Axbridge Progressive Supper, visit the official Facebook page at