Healthy Living Fund
we are building a longer term “endowment” fund to encourage wider participation in sport and to run the Healthy Living fund, which is designed to provide grant aid to groups of people of all ages across Somerset, to help them live a more healthy lifestyle.
Within Somerset there is up to 10 years difference in life expectancy, depending on where you live. Significant numbers of schoolchildren are overweight, and one in three households have an adult with a long-term debilitating illness.

These are just some of the issues this fund will address; reducing health inequities, and improving life chances and quality of life.

TS5C is delighted to announce that it is supporting the work of Andy Leafe, the As  for Elmhurst Junior School, Hindhayes Infants School, (the feeder School for Elmhurst) and Brookside School in Street Somerset, in providing holiday time day trips to disadvantaged families.

As the Parent Family Support Advisor (PFSA), one of the main ways that Andy has developed of addressing life style changes is to organise day trips, utilising the school minibus during half term holidays and school holidays. He provides free day trips and outings, predominately for the vulnerable families he is assisting. A high proportion of the families he works with are single parents with low income, therefore they tend not to have a car. In a rural community this can be very restrictive to a family’s movements and to a certain degree add to a feeling of isolation.

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.