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LET THE BOULES BEGIN The much-loved Bath Boules came back to the city for three days in June – this time bigger and better than ever before – bringing its welcoming French vibe and lots of fun. More than 250 Bath companies contributed and 192 went head-to-head in the Boules tournament while raising bucket loads of money for local charities in the process. Thousands of people flocked to Queen Square over the long weekend to root for their team mates, devour delicious street food, and enjoy live entertainment and activities for all the family. Even before the games kicked off, everyone had that Friday (or Thursday, rather) feeling when the excitement started early with the Creative Bath shindig: the Awards plus Summer Party. Actually, it all began on the Wednesday, with a 15th birthday party for Lovehoney. We take our berets off to all those who came, saw and sponsored, including headline sponsor Royds Withy King. Merci, mes amis, for making this mini French festival in the heart of Bath yet another one to remember. The organisers are hoping to beat last year’s record of over £41K raised for local charities, as part of a new four-year target to hit £250K in all.

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