Jim Laker

Jim Laker


 The Jim Laker Fund was set up in 1997 following Jim’s unexpectedly early death the previous year. He was the Managing Director of Exmoor Ales and inspiration behind WestFest, Wiveliscombe’s beer and music festival. Friends and business colleagues set up the fund in his memory to continue the tradition of support for local community organisations in need of help. Small grants (usually up to £500), interest free loans and grants against loss are available from the fund, as well as practical support and advice. During the  twenty two years of the JLF’s existence it has raised £50,000 for local causes.

All money raised by the JLF is put back into the community through application to the Jim Laker Fund.


JLF 2019 Raffle 



1st prize


2nd prize 


3rd prize

Bottles of beer



Many thanks to these local companies for supporting our raffle in 2019 

Woodlouse Conservation 

The Wivey Larder

Mount Vets 

O Smith Flooring

Day Lewis Pharmacy

Home Aerials

Cotleigh Brewery  

Exmoor Ales