Brighton beach volleyball event raises thousands

The 1 Crown Office Row 2019 beach volleyball team.

A beach volleyball tournament organised by barristers at 1 Crown Office Row, has raised over £3,000 for Rockinghorse.

The annual Ghulam Hussain Cup took place at Yellowave Beach Sports Venue on Madeira Drive in Brighton on Friday 19 July. 1 Crown Office Row barrister chambers are based in Brighton and have hosted the charity beach volleyball event for nine years in a row.

Founded in 2010, the event was named the Ghulam Hussain Cup in 2015 in memory of barrister Ghulam Hussain. He sadly passed away unexpectedly in 2015. This year, 18 teams from firms across the city working in the legal industry, competed to take home the winners’ cup. Together they raised an incredible £3,600 for Rockinghorse.

Participating teams braved the unseasonal weather for an evening of beach volleyball followed by BBQ food and drinks. The team from QualitySolicitors Barwells went on to beat their competitors and were announced winners of the Ghulam Hussain Cup 2019.

(L-R) James Hart and Simon Sinnatt from 1 Crown Office Row with Terrina from Rockinghorse.

Over £21,000 raised in nine years

James Hart is First Junior Clerk at 1 Crown Office Row and organises the annual beach volleyball tournament. He says, “Congratulations to QualitySolicitors Barwells for winning the 2019 Ghulam Hussain Cup. Thank you to everyone that participated and supported the event despite the wet weather! We raised an incredible £3,600 for Rockinghorse and we look forward to a sunnier re-match for the tenth anniversary next year.”

Terrina Barnes is Corporate Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse and is delighted about the funds raised. She says, “1 Crown Office Row have once again raised a fantastic amount of money from their annual beach volleyball tournament. This brings the total raised in nine years to over £21,000! It’s an absolutely incredible achievement and we are so grateful for their continued support.”

Rockinghorse is best known as the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. Our charity raises money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment. We also fund services and items to ensure that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.

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