Severn Counties Foreign  & British Bird Society
About Us
Charity Work
£100 Keynsham Seals - Disabled Swimming Club, - £100  37th Kingswood Scout Group
£100 China Bear Rescue - £100 Macmillan Cancer Support.
£150 .Breast Cancer Unit Support Trust - £150 The Prostate Cancer Charity
£150 North Nibley Romania Team
The Christopher Durbin Memorial Charity Fund
£200  -  Marie Curie Cancer Care,  £200  -  St Peter’s Hospice - Bristol,   £200  -  Help the Hero’s
£150  Huntington’s Disease Association - £150 - Avon & Somerset Police Community Trust -
£150 Macmillion Cancer |Trust.
£150 - Great Western Air Ambulance  £150 - Cancer Research UK - £110 - Avon North Mencap  


£100 The Alzheimers Society - £100 The Parkingsons Society -£100 Bristol Eye Hospital

£100 British Lung Foundation - £100 The Hive - Avon North Mencap


£150  Bone Marrow Adult Transplant Unit  - £230.46 to the Somerset Level Fund .  


£100  SENSE for deaf blind people - £199  Teenage Cancer Trust - £100 Children’s Hospice South West


£200  St. Peter’s Hospice  - £100  The British Heart Foundation - £100 Methodist Church


£100 The Methodist Church Hall,


£125  Radio Bristol Alive Appeal  & Jessie May Appeal


£150  Koala Conservation Australia  £170  The Rainbow Trust Children’s |Charity.  T

             Support in The Gambia
The society heard of a family in The Gambia, who with 19 children to support, were having difficulties. The members raised money to install water in their compound thereby alleviating numerous visits to the village tap and allowing cultivation of a small patch of land joining their home by growing bananas.  This gave nutrition to the children and also allowed surplus fruit to be sold raising additional cash..  DHL  kindly transported, on two separate occasions, large boxes of children’s clothes and toys donated by members which were greatly appreciated by the society and the family.
We then set out to raise sufficient money to put a roof on an extension to their home and this we achieved in October 2004.
However this was just a drop in the ocean and we found we could help reach a much larger portion of the population by supporting. GAFSIP -  Gambia & Avon Fire Service in Partnership, which was set up in 1991  by David Hutchings and in conjunction with Avon Fire Authority, who donate redundant fire vehicles and equipment, together with educational and health materials for use in the Gambia.  Severn Counties made a donation of £200 in 2005 to help towards these costs and invited David Hutchings to the Open Meeting on the 15th March 2007 to accept a further cheque for £400. To get a full picture of GAFSIP’s  achievements log on to their web site at

The Society would like to thank all it’s Members for their generosity over the year’s,  giving help to so many


£200 - Cancer Research UK - £100 - Avon North Mencap  - £50 - British Heart Foundation