St. Margaret’s Hospice takes pride of place on the new Taunton Monopoly Board Game. An official MONOPOLY edition for Taunton was launched last week. St. Margaret’s attended the red carpet launch and was presented with one of the first games which will take pride of place in Taunton In-patient Unit to be enjoyed by many families.

The special edition of the game has seen more than 30 leading Taunton landmarks replacing the famous London MONOPOLY addresses with St. Margaret’s taking up a Community Chest space between The Museum of Somerset and Taunton School.

St. Margaret’s Hospice was voted to be included on the board in a public vote. “Everyone at St. Margaret’s Hospice would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to our supporters. St. Margaret’s Hospice cares for the majority of our patients in the Community, so it’s really fitting that the same community has voted for us to be part of this iconic game. Says Ann Lee, CEO at St. Margaret’s.

Jake Houghton, Custom Games Executive at Winning Moves UK (makers of this version of Monopoly under official licence from MONOPOLY owners Hasbro) said: “The game is a celebration of, and a love letter to, Taunton.”