About Us
The flagship initiative is TS5C which aims to help develop young sporting talent, improve the health of individuals and provide opportunities for both able bodied and non-able bodied to experience sport through wheelchair basketball or special events.
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Whilst we have funded over 130 specific athletes, we have also supported programmes and events that have impacted on many hundreds of lives, from supporting Special Olympics, funding equipment at doctors surgeries to building trim trails at sports centres.
Accounts Information
TS5C Annual Accounts
Year ending March 2017
2016 Business Plan
Read the latest Business Plan for TS5C
Updated January 2016
Trustees & Chairman's Report
TS5C would not exist without support
Trustees & Chairman's Report

On Saturday 8th July, Alan Gloak participated in a SOUP! charity event, a slightly gentler version of the Dragon’s Den. Four charities each tell the audience (who have paid a £5 entrance fee which includes a bowl of soup!) about a particular project to help local people.  The charity which gets most audience votes receives half the money raised and the other three share the remainder.

TS5C was delighted to be presented with a cheque for £110 from Shobee Chant from Chubb Bullied who sponsor the event.

"Ten years ago last Friday, a group of people accepted my invitation to supper at Dillington House to help me launch a new charity called Team Somerset 500 Club. Who would have thought that TEN years later we would still be here and supporting and having supported so many wonderful young athletes, basketball teams, special Olympics events, and community groups.

Alan Gloak recives a cheque from Wells branch of Waitrose

In a glittering ceremony on Friday 16th June at Taunton Rugby Club, ITV’s Somerset correspondent, Ben McGrail, presented awards to the county’s inspirational sporting volunteers and coaches, outstanding athletes and quality clubs at the SASP 2017 Somerset Sports Awards.

The TS5C Young Sportsperson of the Year Award, sponsored by sport’s charity TS5C, was presented to 16 year old sailor, Jamie Harris from Axbridge.


As part of its 10th year anniversary, Somerset sports charity, is delighted to once again be a principal supporter of the Somerset Sports Awards, and sponsor of the TS5C Young Sportsperson of the Year.

TS5C was proud to support VIBE (Visually Impaired Bowls England) on their trip to the World Blind Bowls Championships - Cape Town, South Africa

For our 10 year anniversary, we have set ourselves a goal of raising £25,000 to continue our support of Somerset's athletes.

Help support us by spreading the word of our Just Giving page by retweeting and sharing this message on social media.


Waitrose in Wells, have chsoen TS5C as one of their 3 charities for the month of February.

The more green tokens we get the more money we raise.

Please help support TS5C every visit!!

Listen here

Go to 1.56.21 for start of Alan's interview


Our Goal

TS5C's aim is to make a difference to people's lives in Somerset - be it in providing funding for trim trails, disability swimming events, up and coming athletes or community projects like wheelchair basketball.

We exist solely on donations from individuals, businesses and small foundations. If you would like to support our efforts, please contact us directly.