Bouled over by fundrais­ing

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A pop­u­lar Bath char­ity event has raised a record amount of more than £50,000 for lo­cal good causes. The total of £50,364 was re­vealed at Bath Boules break­fast at Framp­tons on Thurs­day last week to a crowd of de­lighted char­i­ties, spon­sors and the Boules trustees. Among the lo­cal groups to ben­e­fit are First Steps Bath, Jessie May Trust, Strat­ton House MHA, RICE, Dorothy House, Ju­lian House, Off the Record, Age UK and Golden Oldies and there are still more to go. The Bath boules event held in June ben­e­fit­ted from Queen Square be­ing closed to traf­fic al­low­ing the foodie mar­ket to take place. The event is or­gan­ised by Me­di­a­clash who de­scribe it as “an amaz­ing com­bi­na­tion of fun, fundrais­ing, so­cial­is­ing and net­work­ing”. Play was sold out on each day and guests en­joyed events in­clud­ing Menu Gor­don Jones Sur­prise in the Square, an evening with Glas­ton­bury founder Michael Eavis and a screen­ing of Eng­land’s first World Cup game. Trustee David Gled­hill said: “The trustees of the Bath Boules Char­ity are ex­tremely pleased at this year’s re­sult and thank all those in­volved in mak­ing it a record-break­ing year once more. The char­ity sup­ports those help­ing the young, old and dis­ad­van­taged in Bath and now we know how much has been raised we have been iden­ti­fy­ing those char­i­ta­ble causes, both big and small, who will all ben­e­fit from this year’s tremen­dous re­sult.” Bath Boules 2019 will take place on June 14-16, with team tick­ets on sale at mid­day, March 13. Ap­pli­ca­tions for fund­ing can still be made via the web­site at www. bath­

Pic­tures: Ar­tur Les­niak

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