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.

Recent News 

The Christmas Quiz was a huge success raising more money for The Christmas Lights Fund. 

Many thanks to………………… 

Millie and Jon at the Bear Inn for their lovely Pizza-for-2 voucher, and hosting the event
Exmoor Ales for the case of XPA beer 
Gerry and Barry for devising and presenting the Quiz, and patience with requests for repeats
Dan and Kayleigh for lending and setting up the PA system, and tactics on how to win the consolation chocs!
Julie for her hard work in organising the team papers, money, and scores
The Bear Inn bar staff for helping with the raffle draw and serving thirsty quizzers
Generous donations of raffle prizes from JLF committe members and their friends and families, and from JLF supporters
All those who willingly (mostly!) gave their hard-earned cash for the raffle tickets
And finally … all teams for their good humour in participating – especially the team who donated their winnings back to JLF
Next event 
AGM The Jim Laker Fund 
The Bear Inn Skittles Alley 
21 January 2020 7.00pm