Businesses put bat to ball at Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire to raise more than £1,000 for charity.

An annual rounders tournament organised by on-site farm shop Farmers Fayre this year attracted 16 teams and more than 200 people.

The money raised will go to local charity Helping Hands which operates in Leamington, Kenilworth and Warwick, working with the homeless, victims of domestic abuse and those with drug and alcohol addictions.

Nicola Reece, director of Farmers Fayre, said: “The event has grown every year we have held it and this was the biggest tournament yet thanks to the support of businesses on the site and the surrounding area.

“It’s a hugely popular event in Stoneleigh Park’s calendar for those that work here and helps to create social links between the businesses on the site.

“We’re delighted the money raised will go to Helping Hands and support some of the most vulnerable people in our local communities.”

“The park already loans a vacant building to the charity as a place to store and sort donations so we know what an excellent and important service its volunteers provide.”
The event also featured a barbecue by Farmers Fayre, a bar, entertainment from local singer Jake Melles. Prizes for the tournament were sponsored by Rejuevn8 Physiotherapy which is based on the park.

PICTURE CAPTION: Nicola Reece of Farmers Fayre (centre) with the Hatton Country World rounders team who were one of the 16 teams competing at the Stoneleigh Park tournament.