Warwickshire Lowland Rescue (red shirts, left) and Gatehouse Homeless Project (right) with event organiser Nicola Reece (with bat).

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Businesses went into bat for charity at the annual Stoneleigh Park rounders tournament.

The tournament was organised by farm shop and restaurant Farmers Fayre, based at Stoneleigh Park, and this year was the largest tournament to date with 16 teams and nearly 200 players competing to be crowned Stoneleigh Park champions.

The £2,000 raised will be split between local charities Warwickshire Lowland Rescue which is based at Stoneleigh Park and helps police with searches for missing persons, and local enterprise project Gatehouse Homeless Project, which provides food and provisions to homeless people in Coventry.

The teams that competed on the day include the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, Farmers Fayre, the NFU, British Eventing, FEC Energy, Focus Foster Care, and LANTRA, whilst Faber Fitness and IPS Kitchens provided umpires for the tournament.

Atmosphere Ltd, a new company at Stoneleigh Park, were crowned the winners of the day, receiving a trophy and a free month’s gym membership for the team, with Hatton Country World coming in a close second.

The event also featured live music by local musician Jake Melles, a bouncy castle, face painting and a hog roast and bar provided by Farmers Fayre.

Nicola Reece, director of Farmers Fayre, said: “We’re delighted that this year’s event was able to raise money for two very important charities, particularly with Warwickshire Lowland Rescue being based at Stoneleigh Park as well.

“It’s always a popular event for us as it brings so many different businesses together and is a lot of fun for those competing.

“A massive congratulations to this year’s winners Atmosphere Ltd, we hope to see them next year to defend their title as our winners!”