£2,680 was raised for Somerset Crimebeat Trust at Summerfield’s annual charity boules tournament, in which more than 130 people from businesses across Somerset competed.
This was the fourth consecutive year of the event, which was held at Woodlands Castle, Taunton, on 4 September and was hosted by regional property developer, Summerfield. Summerfield matched donations, including a collection on the day by chartered surveyor, Richard Lloyd, who is also the High Sheriff of Somerset and executive chairman of Summerfield. All money will be donated to Somerset Crimebeat Trust, the High Sheriff’s youth crime prevention charity.
After fighting off stiff competition, chartered surveyors and independent property specialists, Greenslade Taylor Hunt, were crowned champions – a feat they’ve been striving for since 2011.
Chris Winter, chief executive of Summerfield, said:
“Everyone at Summerfield has been blown away by the support of local businesses who have, yet again, made this our most successful tournament to date. This year’s total of £2,680 has been our largest collection to date and brings the total amount of money raised through our charity boules tournaments to £5,400.”
Richard Lloyd, commented on behalf of Somerset Crimebeat Trust:
“We are extremely grateful to be the beneficiary for this charity tournament. Somerset Crimebeat Trust aims to discourage youth crime by funding education and activities in groups run by or for disadvantaged young people, ranging from sports clubs, fun days and trips out to art and music groups.”