Big Local Dragons’ Den Applicants So Far

You can find write ups of all the Dragons' Den 5 applications here.

If you wish to apply or find out more about the event, take a look at this page http://radstockwestfield.org.uk/dragons-den-2017-applications-encouraged/

1. SWAN are an amazing organisation, based in Radstock, that amongst other initiatives run a volunteer transport service, that helps people who are elderly, frail or disabled and have savings of less than £16,000.
 
They will be pitching to local residents at our Dragons’ Den on the 21st of April to win £500 and help the service provide around 60 journeys to Radstock and Westfield residents.
 
This is a really important service that offers a clear lifeline to the people who use the service. They are often isolated at home and can’t afford or access taxis and busses; this can be their only chance to get out and get to medical appointments, buy food and meet other people.
 
If you want to support their Dragons’ Den application then please come along to this public event on the 21st of April, 6pm at Victoria Hall, Radstock. If you are a resident of Westfield or Radstock (including Haydon, Tyning, Clandown and Writhlington), you will be able to vote for this project.
 
SWAN’s volunteer transport service is largely funded by donations, if you would like to donate to them please use this link https://localgiving.org/donation/swan-advice-network?emb=nxPsoLytRB
 
If you would like to use this service please call: 01761 439548

Office open: 9am - 2pm, Monday - Friday, also answerphone available

2. Somer Valley Walking Festival held a well attended day of walks in our area in 2016, partly funded by Radstock and Westfield Big Local.

They are pitching to local Residents at our Dragons' Den on the 21st of April to win £500 to lead local people and others to explore the countryside and industrial heritage of the area.

They say walking is excellent exercise with health benefits. The Somer Valley countryside, including Radstock and Westfield, and its industrial heritage of mines, railways and canals deserves to be better known by residents and others. The event will help to build up a tourist industry in the Radstock and Westfield area bringing benefits in terms of expenditure and jobs.

If you want to support their Dragons’ Den application then please come along to this public event on the 21st of April, 6pm at Victoria Hall, Radstock. If you are a resident of Westfield or Radstock (including Haydon, Tyning, Clandown and Writhlington), you will be able to vote for this project.

You can find out more about this and other walking festivals here: http://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/walking-festivals#south-west

3. Young Actors Group are a enthusiastic bunch who are supported by the Writhlington based Confessions of a Youth Theatre Company. They want to develop their skills as local budding young actors and are pitching to the Radstock and Westfield residents to fund a course that gives them access to professional drama workshops and performances, and provides training in script writing, directing and producing in order to put on a play.

You can learn more about the Young Actors Group at Confessions of a Youth Theatre Company here: https://www.cotytc.co.uk/coty-young-actors
If you want to support their Dragons’ Den application then please come along to this public event on the 21st of April, 6pm at Victoria Hall, Radstock. If you are a resident of Westfield or Radstock (including Haydon, Tyning, Clandown and Writhlington), you will be able to vote for this project.