Somerset Businesses Have ‘A Boule’ at Charity Event

A Boules Tournament hosted by property company Summerfield, was hailed a huge success as over 150 people from businesses throughout Somerset played in support of Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH). 

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The event, held at Kings College in Taunton was the third consecutive year of the competition which has raised £1,250 to help TAH tackle homelessness across Somerset. Ben Trickey of Summerfield said:

“This event certainly proved to be the best Boules Tournament we’ve hosted yet and it was brilliant to see so many teams turning out to enjoy the day in the glorious sunshine and all for a great cause.  My colleagues and I at Summerfield are so pleased to host events such as this, particularly in support of a local charity again.”

After five rounds of play, the Plate was won by ‘Lloyds Lobbers’ of Lloyds TSB and in contrast the team from Ashfords Solicitors, ‘Ashford Comproperjobbers’ took the Wooden Spoon, with Summerfield just taking victory from Chesterton Humberts to win the Cup.

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The entry fees, ‘fines’ and other generous donations on the day meant that £1,250 was raised for TAH.  Justin Roxburgh, Chief Executive of TAH said:

“I am delighted that TAH were chosen as the beneficiary for this event and we will be using the money donated to buy new bed frames and mattresses to further improve the quality of our accommodation in Lindley House, the largest of our hostels for single homeless people.”

Local businesses who would like to register their interest in next year’s Boules Tournament are being asked to contact Gill Ellis at Summerfield on 01823 257961 or email

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Photo caption 1:
Players at the Summerfield charity Boules Tournament (left to right) Mark Blackwell from Summerfield, Terry White from Lloyds TSB, Dave Partridge from Summerfield, Andrew Sanders from Lloyds TSB, Richard Nicol from Summerfield and Andrew Smith from Lloyds TSB.

Photo caption 2: The Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH) team at the Summerfield Boules Tournament (left to right) Justin Roxburgh, Lesley Farley, Ron Smith and Daryl Northover.

Photo caption 3: Sunshine and cheers from the teams at the Summerfield Boules Tournament 2013 at Kings College, Taunton.

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Summerfield Developments is a South West based property company born from a traditional family construction firm, which has been active in the area since 1823.  Summerfield is involved in both commercial and residential development throughout the South West of England and has built a large portfolio of both residential and commercial developments across the region. To find out more, visit

Since 1976 Taunton Association for the Homeless (TAH) has been housing and supporting homeless people, aged 16 and over.  In fact over a quarter of all their clients are less than 25 years old.  On any one night TAH houses and supports 282 vulnerable people across Somerset.  By providing a mix of outreach workers, high quality hostels such as Lindley House, supported independent accommodation, training schemes, rent deposit programmes and individualised support, they help those in need make choices and move towards independent living.  For more information visit