Charitable Support

Charitable giving to local organisations has always been part of our ethos

We’re proud to support a number of charities across Somerset including:

Headway Somerset logo2015: Headway Somerset – Dragon Boat Race

Summerfield donated £5,000 as sponsors of the third Dragon Boat Race, with the proceeds benefitting Headway Somerset, the brain injury charity.

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Dragon Boat Race 7 Jun 2015

The Summerfield team in the Dragon Boat Race

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance logo2015: Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance – Summerfield Taunton Boules Tournament

The fifth Boules Tournament raised £2,600 for the air ambulance, whose work has helped save so many lives in the area.

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Boules Tournament 2015
2015: The Summerfield Junior Squash Tournament

This year Summerfield were pleased to sponsor the junior squash tournament which took place in Bridgwater in June. Teams from all over the south of England took part in a fast and furious competition.

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St Margaret's Hospice flyer about the £100 donation for each home sold2014: St. Margaret’s Hospice, Somerset

In 2014, Summerfield sponsored St. Margaret’s Somerset Hospice to the tune of £100 on the completion of every new home sold during the year. St. Margaret’s Hospice is committed to providing specialist palliative care, advice, support and respite to patients who have a terminal or life-limiting illness, and their families.

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Made up Crimebeat logo 336x312 at 96 ppi2014/2015: Somerset Crimebeat Trust

With Summerfield’s Executive Chairman, Richard Lloyd, being appointed High Sheriff of Somerset for the year 2014/2015, we supported Somerset Crimebeat, which, since its inception in 1998, has been led by successive High Sheriffs of Somerset. Its aim is to give young people up to the age of 25 an opportunity to help combat crime and the causes of crime in the community. The proceeds of our 2014 annual Boules Tournament (see below) went to Somerset Crimebeat.

The High Sheriff of Somerset, Richard Lloyd, presenting the Somerset charity boules tournament cup to the team from Greenslade Taylor Hunt, (left to right) Robert Clark, Michael Dukes and Charles Clark, with the chief executive of Summerfield, Chris Winter.

2011-2014: Taunton Boules Tournament

The 2011, 2012 and 2013 Summerfield Taunton Boules Tournaments proved so popular that the event has now become an annual fixture. In previous years, the proceeds have been donated to CLIC Sargent, S.U.R.E. (Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton) and Taunton Association for the Homeless, and in 2014 the beneficiary was Somerset Crimebeat.

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Somerset Community Foundation

Summerfield has supported the Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) since its inception in 2002 to provide an independent funding body to tackle poverty and disadvantage throughout Somerset. Some years ago, Summerfield set up an endowment fund that enabled the foundation to take advantage of ‘match funding’ by the government. The fund provides income for the foundation to distribute as grants to local organisations and is supplemented with direct donations that we make annually. Recent beneficiaries from our SCF fund include:

  • Tone Ability in Taunton – click for press release
  • Somerset Community Foundation logoThe Daffodil Club in Bridgwater
  • The Conquest Equestrian Centre
  • The North Taunton Partnership
  • Trident Youth and Community Centre
  • Somerset Community Care Matters
  • The Lane Estates Residents and Tenants Association (LETRA) in Taunton

This year we were also pleased to host a lunch for some of the beneficiaries of our SCF fund at our offices: click for press release.

 

On Your Bike logoIn addition to the above, through Somerset Community Foundation we’ve also supported On Your Bike, a charity whose ingenious idea of rescuing, repairing and reselling bicycles provides training and, often, a path into employment for young people, the socially underprivileged, long-term unemployed, ex-servicemen and the homeless throughout Somerset.

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Other Charitable Support

For some years now, we have sponsored and taken part in the Michelmores Charity Run, which in 2015 was in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Other support has recently been given to a range of organisations, including Aller Park FC, Buckham Fair, Wellington Hospital League of Friends, Myeloma UK, Comic Relief Red Nose Day, Coram, Somerset Wildlife Trust, Taunton Deane Cricket Club, West Buckland Fete & Flower Show,  the @2K Theatre Company, Wellington Hospital League of Friends, a charity ball in aid of Marie Curie and Children with Cancer, Shepton Beauchamp and Somerton Town Youth Football Clubs, the Aller Village Fun Day, The C Group, Watchet Remembrance Project, West Buckland Fete and Flower Show, The J’s Hospice, The Huntingdon’s Disease Association, Epilepsy Action and The Josh Carrick Foundation.

If you’re interested in finding out whether we could support your charity or community initiative, please contact us.

The Summerfield team at a charity event

The Summerfield team at Michelmores Charity Run