On Tuesday 13th February, Paulton Rovers Social Club held their monthly fundraiser which marked a milestone for local charity Sound Vision. 

The group held an afternoon tea which included sandwiches, cakes and hot drinks. 

Bingo and a raffle prize draw were also on the agenda for the afternoon, which was held at Paulton Rovers FC between 1pm and 4pm.

Sound Vision, a Midsomer Norton-based charity providing young people with media training and skills, came to the groups’ attention through one of their members. Katrina, member of the social group, has a son Anthony who started attending the Sound Vision training scheme this year and wanted to dedicate February’s fundraiser to the cause. 

Thanks to the club, £322 was raised for Sound Vision. As well as raising much-needed funds for them, the group also helped Sound Vision reach a special milestone by being the first in the local area to set up a community fundraiser for the charity.

CEO Dom Chambers was delighted with the event, which he attended alongside lead trainer Maggie Harding, administrator Sue Roberts, as well as trustees from Somer Valley FM. The radio station works closely with Sound Vision to empower young people with a voice in their local area.

At the event, Dom spoke about the charity’s mission to help young people believe in themselves and achieve their ambitions. 

He told The Journal: “It’s amazing that what is clearly a thriving social group wanted to raise funds for Sound Vision. I cannot put in to words how grateful we are”.