Cup Winners 'HyperBOULEE', the Foot Anstey team, with Summerfield Managing Director Mark Blackwell

Cup Winners ‘HyperBOULEE’, the Foot Anstey team, with Summerfield Managing Director Mark Blackwell

Boules 2019 – We had a great day and raised £3250!

After a damp start the weather improved and the ninth Summerfield Taunton Boules Tournament got underway. 40 teams from in and around Taunton enjoyed some very competitive play punctuated by networking and a buffet lunch at Taunton Vale Sports Centre.

This year the event was in aid of Maggie Keswick Jencks Cancer Centres and we were grateful to Ilaria De Valeri of Maggie’s for telling us about the charity’s centres and how they offer a peaceful environment, advice and comfort to patients with cancer and their families. They plan to build a Maggie’s centre adjacent to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

The charity was chosen by Summerfield staff as the company’s charity of the year for 2019, and the proceeds from the boules tournament, topped up by a donation from the company, raised £3,250 for Maggie’s.

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The colourful ‘Rule Brettania’ team from Peter Brett took the fancy dress prize, with an honourable mention for the ‘gilets jaunes’ of Ashfords Solicitors.

In an all-bank Wooden Spoon final, Natwest took the prize from Handelsbanken.

Chartered Accountants Albert Goodman defeated Croft Surveyors’ ‘Boulepark Figures’ to take the Plate.

And  in a riveting Cup final, solicitors Foot Anstey’s ‘HyperBOULEE’ team held out over Chartered Accounts PKF Francis Clark to win the coveted trophy.

Summerfield would like to thank the businesses that have supported us and our Boules Tournaments over the last nine years. This year another fine turnout of some excellent local and regional businesses has enabled us to raise much needed funds for Maggie’s.

Below are some photos to give a flavour of the event.

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

To register your interest for 2020 just e-mail Gill Ellis.

For more information on Maggies please click on their logo above or here.

For the news release click here.


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