The Summerfield Taunton Boules Tournament 2017

Cup winners Lloyds Bank

Above: Summerfield’s Chief Executive Chris Winter presents Cup Winners Lloyds Bank with their prizes

Seventh Taunton Boules Tournament raises £2,750 for Conquest Centre

Another sellout Taunton Boules Tournament saw 40 teams from businesses in the Taunton area compete in the annual challenge.

They enjoyed an afternoon of networking combined with highly competitive play, at the same time raising money for a worthy local charity.

This year the event was held at Taunton Vale Sports Club, which provided an ideal combination of pretty outside grounds, indoor space and tasty food.

Summerfield staff voted for Conquest Centre as the company’s nominated charity for 2017 and, topped up with a contribution from Summerfield, the Tournament raised a total of £2,750.

Rhoda Lock, Fundraising Manager at Conquest, impressed the gathering with her enthusiasm for the charity and the opportunities it offers the less abled and their families.  She and her colleagues Jess Thresher, Helen Simcock-Anthony and Susan Brown took part as the ‘Conquestadors’ team, along with Summerfield Director James Holyday, who is the Chairman of Conquest Centre.

In July 2017 Conquest received help from Summerfield staff in planting a sensory garden at the centre; they will also benefit from the proceeds of Summerfield’s golf day in October 2017, and further contributions towards plants and shrubs for the sensory garden.

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Once again, two Ashfords Solicitors teams jointly won the fancy dress prize, this year with their ‘escargot’ outfits, and once again Peter Brett’s ‘Rule Brettannia’ team earned an honourable mention, this time for  for their red berets and neckerchiefs. The judges were also impressed with the Gibbons Richards team’s onion strings and sunflowers.

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The Wooden Spoons went to Carter Jonas, who won a hard-fought battle with Bradleys Bashers (Bradleys Estate Agents), and a colourful Plate final saw the two fancy dress ‘honourable mentions’ slug it out, with Peter Brett taking the prizes. Coincidentally, the two teams had also fought it out in Round One, with the same result.

The Office Reality team made it to the Cup Final for the second year running but were beaten by the winners, Lloyds Bank.

Click here for the press release, and below are some photos from the event:

Why not have a go next year! No experience necessary!

To register your interest for 2018 just e-mail Gill Ellis.