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Looking for Meeting rooms in Taunton13/03/2015

Looking for Meeting rooms in Taunton

Being based in Ilminster ourselves, if you are looking for meeting rooms in Tauntonor the surrounding area, then we are confident that we will be able to provide you with the space you require at the Monks Yard.

We have a range of different meeting room spaces available to suit different requirements. Whether you need a large space for a high number of attendees or smaller space, all of the rooms we have available are maintained to the highest of standards. We are also able to supply tables, chairs, WIFI and food and drink (if required). All you have to do is let us know what you need and we will take care of everything this end so all you have to do is turn up on the day.

We hope from the information provided on our website you feel that we are the perfect choice for you when you require a meeting room locally to Taunton.

If you would like to book a meeting room with us today please call 01460 200020. Our team will be more than happy to help and we look forward to hearing from you.

Monks Yard Cafe customers support brain-injured children12/03/2015

Café customers support brain-injured children


GENEROUS customers of Monks Yard Café and Conference Centre near Ilminster raised in excess of  £400 for the physical and emotional support of brain-injured children on Wednesday 25 February.

The Monks Yard Community Day, a monthly event in which the business partners with local charities to raise money for good causes, was dedicated to the Jemima Layzell Trust.

The Trust was set up by family and friends of Jemima, a beloved local 13-year-old who died in March 2012 from a ruptured brain aneurism.

Jemima’s mother, and trust chairman, Sophy Layzell, said the Monks Yard event had been a great day and a good opportunity to let more people know about Jemima’s story.

“As we are still a new charity, any help spreading the word is invaluable both when looking for supporters and also in finding young people who might need help.”

She said that brain injury is often an invisible illness: “There may be families struggling in silence who would benefit from financial help and we would love to reach them.”

Monks Yard manager Dean Holling said the management and staff were delighted to be able to support the charity.

“Jemima’s death was untimely, but the reaction to it by her parents and friends has been inspirational,” he said.

“The money donated by customers, along with the share of the day’s takings from Monks Yard, will help pay for brain injured children to be professionally assessed and provide support for sensory therapy and equipment.”

The “MY Community” day is held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, with a different local charitable focus each time.

At the January event, the Rosie Crane Trust raised £417 for its work supporting bereaved parents through drop-in centres, a 24 hour helpline, befriending services and counselling. The trust was founded by Carol Crane in 2006, after the death of Carol’s daughter, Rosie, aged 23, from leukaemia.

The sixth MY Community day, to be held on Wednesday 25 March, will support fund-raising for Ashill Community School. Money raised will be put toward a much needed injection to the library and online reading resources.

Vera Pharaoh, Wendy Green and Carol Crane promote the support offered to bereaved parents through the Rosie Crane Trust at the MY Community Day in January. Pic: Monks Yard


Monks Yard Cafe customers support brain-injured children

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