All Round(ers) fun at Uckfield Charity Tournament hosted by Simmons Gainsford

Simmons Gainsford, along with Neva Consultants held the 6th annual Rounders tournament on Thursday 22nd June at Maresfield Recreation Centre near Uckfield.

The British Summer shone down on the Maresfield pitch as more than 120 people from the local business community attended the event.

The event was in aid of the Children’s Respite Trust, with all proceeds being donated to the charity.

The Children’s Respite Trust works tirelessly to assist families who are seeking respite services for children with disabilities. (

Staff members from Simmons Gainsford, Neva Consultants, TR Fastenings, Peter Taylor Associates, So Legal, CJ Thorne and Pennells Carpets, Pennell’s Carpets, Dawson Hart, The Highlands Inn, Garrison Roofing, ActionCoach, JS Electrical and Lyons Finance all competed for the prize of best Rounders team in East Sussex.

The winners, for the second-year running were CJ Thorne after a gritting final against Neva Consultants.

Hundreds of pounds were raised on the day and donations continue to come in.

James Duggan, partner at Simmons Gainsford LLP in Uckfield commented I am pleased that in our 6th year the sun shone again for this increasingly popular event and there appeared to be more than ever in attendance last night – not bad for something that one of my partners suggested 6 years ago and that I thought we may have a handful of people turn up for, at best! I now have businesses emailing me in the Spring to find out when we are holding the infamous summer rounders event”

Graham Prince, director at Neva Consultants added We were delighted to sponsor this event with Simmons Gainsford. This enabled 100% of the monies contributed passed directly to The Children’s Respite Charity. It was fantastic to see over 120 people from the local business community supporting this event, which really demonstrates the appetite for social events where different businesses can come together, away from the pressures of the office, and make new acquaintances in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you to Maresfield Cricket Club for producing a delicious BBQ. Congratulations to all 8 teams for participating but in particular Thorne’s for winning the event, even though they beat Neva in the final! However, the real winner was The Children’s Respite Charity who are delivering such a vital support to families within the Uckfield and surrounding areas”

A huge thank you to all of those who participated and supported this year’s tournament and we hope to see you again in 2019.

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