Charity volleyball event is a winner


Brighton based Barristers Chambers, Crown Office Row, organised a mixed beach volleyball tournament at Yellowave Beach Sports venue on Madeira Drive in Brighton, last week (Friday 1 July).

In memory of a colleague who sadly passed away last year, the Ghulam Hussain Cup saw 14 teams from businesses in the legal industry take part in the annual charity event to raise £2,100 for Rockinghorse.

The tournament was won by Old Bailey Solicitors, who beat off competition from Quality Solicitors Barwells in the final. Now in its fifth year, the event has raised an incredible £12,000 to support sick children in Sussex.

James Hart, First Junior Clerk at Crown Office Row in Brighton, organises the annual charity event, he said: “A massive thank you to everyone who joined us on Friday to take part in our annual charity volleyball tournament. Thanks to the fantastic support this event receives, the £2,100 raised this year brings our grand total to £12,000.”

Analiese Doctrove, Head of Fundraising at Rockinghorse, added: “We are so thankful for the support shown by Crown Office Row, and everyone who has taken part in their annual volleyball tournament. The money they’ve raised really does help us make a difference to the lives of sick children in Sussex, and for that, we are very grateful.”

Our thanks to James and the team at Crown Office Row in Brighton for their amazing support, and to everyone who took part, including teams from; Sherwood Solicitors, ODT, Irwin Mitchell, Mayo Wynne Baxter, Quality Solicitors Barwells, Wannops LLP, ASB Law, Gray Hooper Holt, Dean Wilson LLP, Old Bailey, Flude and Coole Bevis (pictured above).

As the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, and a vital supporter of the neighbouring Trevor Mann Baby Unit, and its sister site, the Special Care Baby Unit in Haywards Heath, we raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, whilst ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs. To find out more about our work, please click here.

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