Dog bite Solicitors Slee Blackwell hosted members of the Taunton business community as they recently competed in the annual Slee Blackwell Solicitors Croquet Challenge, held at Taunton Vale Croquet Club. This year’s event was in aid of Changing Faces, a charity helping people who have suffered disfigurement. The charity was chosen by Slee Blackwell’s Dog bite Solicitor James McNally who works with victims of attacks, many of whom sustain serious facial disfigurement.

Says James: “Changing Faces are a wonderful charity who we felt deserved more recognition. It is an unfortunate fact that many dog bites victims especially young children suffer bites to the face. These injuries can take time to heal and can obviously cause a lot of upset and anxiety. Where Changing Faces are so good is they can offer specialist counselling and also specialist cosmetic camouflage make up tips to hide scars and help rebuild some of that much needed confidence.” Graeme Biffen and Martyn Venner of estate agents Greenslade Taylor Hunt successfully defended their 2015 title with a back-to-back win in the team event.  Steve Horton and Marcia Dare of Milsted Langdon were runners-up.

John Coombs of accountants Simpkins Edwards was victorious in the individual ‘Crazy Croquet’ competition, displaying a fine mastery of mallet and ball.

We were fortunate to hold this year’s competition on one of the warmest nights of the year. The paella (cooked to an authentic and secret recipe!) was appreciated by the teams taking part, as was the equally authentic (and alcoholic) sangria. The participants also enjoyed and in-game cream tea!

Stephen Custance-Baker and his team at Taunton Deane Croquet Club hosted the event; officiating the matches and offering much needed coaching tips throughout.

Dog bite solicitors run charity croquet event for Changing Faces
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