Taunton Area events a great success

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The Taunton Area Committee of Somerset County Cricket Club held two major fund raising events over the last week as a result of which they will be handing over a cheque for around £5000 to the Club later in the year.

On Thursday they hosted their biggest ever annual Royal Ascot Ladies Day Lunch which was attended by 180 guests, who all enjoyed a champagne reception and a buffet lunch with strawberries and cream, after which they watched an afternoon of racing.  The event raised a total of £3,500.

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On Sunday members of the Committee took part in a sponsored walk along the Bridgwater to Taunton Canal path raising a further £1500.

The next event in the Taunton Area calendar is on Friday August 12th when they hold the Annual Barbecue at Howzat in Fitzhead.

Looking further ahead, the Taunton Area have introduced a new Musical Evening that will take place in the County Room on Thursday November 24th, when the entertainment will be provided by Cleverly Everly.

Area Secretary Mary Elworthy said:” We have had a brilliant few days and raised £5000 for Somerset County Cricket Club.  We had the biggest and best ever Royal Ascot Ladies Day Lunch and then on Sunday the sponsored walk along the canal raised the best ever sum.  We would like to thank everybody who has supported either of these events and helped to make them such a great success.”