The Neroche Woodlanders are a social enterprise based in 100 acres of beautiful woodland, near to the Blackdown Hills just outside Taunton.
The woodland is an inspiring place where young and old are encouraged to stay in touch with nature and find motivation and well being through active learning and physical engagement with the natural environment.
The woodlanders maintain the forest, encouraging wildlife and natural habitats for many species of birds, insects and animals. They provide activities and access to many groups and individuals, encouraging connection and understanding of the natural world.
They provide support for those facing mental health challenges, giving children access to stimulating and informal learning and provide opportunities for many to make an active contribution by volunteering for woodland management and other life enhancing work.
The Club has funded £250 towards the Woodlanders' project to provide 'natural home packs' for children so that they can create their own art by making novel artefacts using only natural resources gathered from the woodland floor. In addition the Club has funded 'wet gear' for children and babies to enjoy outdoor activities.
Children who have benefitted include those from North Taunton and Halcon.
more Taunton Rotary is once again supporting Somerset's Inclusive Disability Ball in conjunction with Green Days Care Centre. The event enables those with disabilities and learning difficulties to enjoy life to the full.
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more Past President Ian Ramus of Taunton Rotary Club presenting a cheque for 'Archie', to the patron Angela Rippon CBE, alongside the Manager, Emma Green of Reminiscence Learning.
more Taunton Rotary Club has contributed to the refurbishment of the Community Centre at Priorswood which provides valuable support and access to facilities and activities for those who live in North Taunton
more The Rotary Club of Taunton has supported Cullen's Catering in their initiative to provide free hot meals to those stuck at home during Lockdown
more The Rotary Club of Taunton has today announced £500 of support for a community arts 'In Isolation' project which is to be run by Somerset's premier arts organisation, Go-Create.
more Taunton Rotary has provided £500 to the Coronavirus Community Help Taunton, a volunteer group and an established part of the Coronavirus Helpers. The funds go towards an Emergency Response Fund.
more Taunton Rotary has today announced funding to support Besom a Christian charity that helps those in need.
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