The Knights of Witheridge were founded in 2010 and is a Minor Charity. It was formed by a group of like-minded gentlemen who wanted to give back to the community by supporting groups, organisations and individuals who needed help or financial assistance. The area served by the Knights includes Witheridge, Drayford, East and West Worlington, Thelbridge, and Nomansland.. They are, in effect, a local equivalent to organisations like the Lions or the Round Table.
The Knights meet socially once a month to organize fund raising events which we then hold during the course of the year. These have included pudding quizzes, clay pigeon shoots, sponsored walks, pantomimes, and stalls at local events like Withyfest and the St John’s Fair, to name but a few.
The support we offer is normally in the form of grants, made annually, in May, but we can entertain requests for help at any time and we also undertake projects on our own initiative, where we see a need. We are now hoping to expand our activities through co-sponsorship with the Local Authority and local businesses to provide subsidised or free events within the community for the benefit of all.
Despite the name, membership of the Knights is open to all, both men and women, and is free. All it needs is a willingness to commit some time to help the community. We have two kinds of membership. As a Trustee, you would attend the Trustees’ Meetings and would have a say in the running and direction of the Knights’ activities. You would also be expected to assist at Knights’ events. If you feel you cannot offer this degree of commitment, you can become an Associate Member. As an Associate, you would not be required to attend Trustees’ meetings, though you would, of course, be welcome, but you should be prepared to help out as and when you can to provide an extra pair of hands or to contribute a particular skill.
If you feel you may be interested in joining us, please let us know by contacting us through the email below and we will be in touch to let you know when and where we are meeting.