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, interest free loans and grants against loss are available from the fund, as well as practical support and advice. During the  twenty years of the JLF’s existence it has raised almost £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 2018 Raffle 



Many thanks to these local companies for supporting our raffle 


Wiveliscombe Homeopathic Surgery

The High Tea Room Fudge

Day Lewis Pharmacy

John Blackmore Builder

Duende Restaurant

Carousel Pig  

Mount Vets

Webbers Estate Agents

Thornes Butchers

Cotleigh Brewery 

Exmoor Ales