A TAUNTON scout group landed a windfall from Broomhead and Saul solicitors in Taunton this week. The solicitor’s firm sponsored the land rowing event in which beavers, scouts and cubs decided to put their rowing skills to the test to help raise funds for The Royal Marine Charitable Trust and the Central Taunton Scout Group. The scout group organised this latest fund raising event on the 6th June in support of a team of Royal Marines who took part in The Non Tidal Thames 24 Challenge 2013 in May this year. The team of marines rowed the River Thames from Lechlade to Teddington, covering a distance of 125 miles, taking 24 hours, having to negotiate 42 locks and approximately 30,000 strokes. Their aim was to raise a total of £30,000 and the Scout group wanted to help them fill their float.
Broomhead & Saul are proud to sponsor local Taunton teenager Layla Wyatt, who has been a keen fencer since she was 8 years old, she has now just turned 15 years old. Layla is about to start her final year at the Taunton Academy. Layla trains at a Bristol club, Salle Hunt Roeder at least once a week. She has been awarded club champion several years running. Layla fences competitively and her goal is to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games.
Layla has regularly taken part in a series of competitions held across the UK that since 2008, and she has done rather well:
Leon Paul Junior Series
2008 U11 Girls Sabre ranked 4th
2009 U13 Girls Sabre ranked 11th
2010 U13 Girls Sabre ranked 7th
2011 U15 Girls Sabre ranked 2nd
South West Regional Competition
2011 2nd and 2012
She is currently ranked 2nd in U15 Girls Sabre
The South West regionals is the qualifying event for the British Youth Championship, in which Layla was ranked 10th in 2011 and 5th in 2012.
Layla has represented Great Britain in France and Poland, which included being part of the England Youth Squad.
We will be following her progress during her forthcoming events and wish her every success.
A great day was had by all off shore fishing at Lyme Bay on the 2nd August 2012.
Thanks to Andrew Malony of ‘ArtisanSouthWest’ for all the organisation and Dorset Charter Fishing for the boat. Not many fish were caught but that means there are plenty more fish in the sea!
Newt Beer Fest is the largest beer festival in the South West of England. Broomhead & Saul have been longstanding sponsors of the event which clocked up its 21st anniversary this year.
The event was held in North Newton on 13 and 14 July despite the unseasonal weather.
A sample of the professional photographs taken at the event by Mike Lang Photography (www.mikelangphotography.co.uk) appear below…Somerset knows how to party!
Further photographs will in due course appear on the Newt Beer Fest website.
See you next year!