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DALE Edwards (Chief Executive, Somerset Chamber of Commerce); Loren Gray (Events Manager, Somerset Chamber of Commerce); Connie Beasley (Operations Director, Claims Consortium Group); Adam Fouracre (Chief Executive Officer, Stand Against Violence); Jeremy Hyams (Chief Executive Officer, Claims Consortium Group)

SOMERSET Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf day raised £3,200 for Stand Against Violence (SAV).

Now in its tenth year, the annual fundraising event, which took place at Oake Manor Golf Club in August, raises funds for a different Somerset-based charity every year.

More than 60 business people took part this year, with the overall winners on the day being Claims Consortium, closely followed by Albert Goodman just one point behind. Following a dinner and prize-giving, a raffle and auction were held to collect further funds for SAV, with the total amount raised on the day coming to £3,196.36.

Based in Taunton, SAV works with young people to prevent violence by holding anti-violence workshops, self-defence and first aid lessons in schools and youth organisations.

The cheque was presented to the charity’s CEO, Adam Fouracre, who said: “I am thrilled that we were chosen as the charity for this year’s golf day, having been a member of the chamber for two years.

“This has been invaluable to us, having the opportunity to utilise the chamber’s contacts to raise much-needed funds for our charitable work.

“The money will be used to subsidise costs of delivering workshops at schools, teaching children valuable lessons at a low price or for free.”

Chamber chief executive Dale Edwards said: “The annual golf day has become a firm favourite on the calendar for many of our members.

“The day provides a great opportunity to raise money for one of our member charities, whilst having an enjoyable few hours away from the office and networking with fellow business people.

“I am delighted that £3,200 was raised for Stand Against Violence and I am already looking forward to next year.”

Chief Reporter | Started his working life on a farm before becoming a screen printer, both in Sweden. Had another career change and turned to journalism in the mid1990s. Enjoyed an internship with Alexandria Gazette Packet, Va, USA, before moving to the UK. Got a job with The Clarion in Yeovil in 1998, but moved to Axminster in 2006 and has worked on the East Devon beat since.

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