It’s not just about cricket

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It’s not all about the cricket here at the Cooper Associates County Ground!

We take huge pride in being able to offer venue hire with superb facilities that can be tailored to suit your needs for any event

It’s been another busy month for our Catering and Events Team with a number of high-profile events taking place.

Singer and “I’m a Celebrity” star Peter Andre wowed a packed County Room recently when he made a very special charity performance to help raise funds for Health Improvement Project Zanzibar (HIPZ). The charity is close to his heart since he first visited Zanzibar seven years ago and saw their work first hand.

This highly anticipated fundraising dinner saw guests enjoy a three-course gourmet meal, followed by an auction of luxury prizes and a raffle draw. The event was topped off by the special guest performance from Peter and his band.

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After the event HIPZ Chairman and Founder, Dr Ru MacDonagh said: “I’m delighted to say that the event was a great success and spontaneous feedback from guests has been extremely positive about both the event itself, and HIPZ as a charity, which was a key goal for us.

“We had over 180 guests on the night, and from both pre-event and on the night activities, we were able to raise over £26,000, which we are delighted with and very grateful for.

“The money raised from the event will be vital in enabling HIPZ to continue to support the work on the ground in Zanzibar.  We have many projects underway and the costs of running the infrastructure for our doctors, nurses, ambulances, and ultimately our patients, is a critical focus for our fundraising now and during 2019.  Without these funds, HIPZ could not survive, and so we are indebted to the consistent support of our supporters and key donors such as yourself.”

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We were also delighted to host the St Austell Brewery Annual Sales Conference recently too.

Events Manager at St Austell, Micci Cooper said: “This is the fourth year that we’ve held the event here and it’s really good to come back because Somerset CCC really understand what we want to do.”

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“The first part of the event is the company-wide full sales conference. We also invite our key partners like Thatchers, Heineken and Calsberg and everyone within our group can see the various presentations. That way everyone can see what everyone else is doing and what the future might hold.”

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“The evening is a bit more relaxed and we have a really entertaining night. The catering team were absolutely brilliant as always. This year we worked in partnership with Bini Ludlow, a local chef and entrepreneur.

“The key thing about Somerset County Cricket Club is that you are very much a part of our ethos. You are a partner and you know how to have fun within that partnership. We know that you guys will accommodate exactly what we want and it’s a great venue. The rooms lend themselves to everything that we do at this event and the setting is amazing.”

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For more information on our conference and banqueting facilities please contact us on 01823 425305, email brianl@somersetcountycc.co.uk

Peter Andre images courtesy of Nick Church Photography