Taunton based regional housebuilder Summerfield Homes is sponsoring one of 22 toads in Taunton’s Toad Trail. The fibreglass toads are sited in and around Taunton and the Trail will help The League of Friends of Musgrove Park Hospital, currently celebrating their 60th anniversary, to raise funds and buy extra equipment for the hospital. Proceeds from this project will go on improvements to the Bracken Birthing Centre, a new birthing pool and improved facilities at Musgrove.
It is hoped the trail, launched in July and continuing for two months, will provide family entertainment over the summer holidays and encourage visitors into the county town.
Summerfield Homes invited the pupils of Thurlbear Primary school to design their toad in a competition run earlier this year. Paige, winner of the competition, was delighted to see her design recreated when she recently unveiled the toad, located in front of the marketing suite at Summerfield’s Killams Park development.
Paige’s design incorporated bricks, a hi-vis jacket and hard hat in keeping with Summerfield’s business of building homes. The toad was carefully painted by Jenny Keogh of Go Create and lacquered by Holleys Autobodies.
Maps of the complete Toad Trail can be purchased for £1 at various locations, including the marketing suite at Killams Park, where the Taunton based regional housebuilder is currently building luxury 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes.
Killams Park is one of the most sought after locations in Taunton, just 1.5 miles from the centre of town, yet still enjoying stunning local countryside. Nearly a third of this prestigious development is dedicated to green and open spaces. The houses are beautifully designed, traditionally constructed and finished to an excellent standard.
Main picture: Paige, winner designer of the toad, with Peter Renshaw (left) Chairman of the League of Friends and Philip Morgan, Sales and Marketing Director, Residential Division, Summerfield Homes.