More than 270 guests gathered at the Taunton Round Table’s latest Speaker Event held in aid of Somerset Counselling Centre. The event, sponsored by South West based accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, saw world-cup winning former rugby union player Kyran Bracken MBE share his story of playing for England and appearing on ITV’s Dancing on Ice. Bracken captivated the audience and was a genuinely entertaining speaker as he shared stories of his time on and off the pitch.
Taunton Round Table organised a hugely successful auction, including some excellent and unusual lots donated by local businesses and organisations.
In total, the Taunton Round Table event has helped to raise more than £15,000 for Somerset Counselling Centre and other local charities. Based in Tower Street, the centre is an excellent community resource that provides a safe space for people to talk to a skilled counsellor about any issue affecting their lives.
A spokesperson for Taunton Round Table, said: “We are delighted to announce that £15,733 was raised at our charity Speaker Evening event this year. With special thanks to Milsted Langdon as our main sponsor.
“These vital funds will help support both Somerset Counselling Centre and Taunton Round Table Charitable Trust.”
Milsted Langdon has a long history of supporting charity events in Taunton and across the South West and is delighted to have helped the Round Table with its latest fundraiser. Rob Chedzoy, Tax Partner at Milsted Langdon, said: “We are absolutely delighted to continue our long association with the Round Table Speaker Evening, now in our 10th year as main sponsors. Round Table does some excellent work locally, and it was great to work with their enthusiastic and experienced team, raising much-needed funds for an excellent local charity. It was a fantastic evening and we were delighted to see so many of our friends, colleagues and business contacts face to face after 18 months of restrictions.”