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charity dinner And finally…


Wedlake Bell has hosted a glittering charity event put on by North East children’s charity COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas). The event raised enough funds to build a girls’ dormitory at a remote Kenyan school. The one-off COCO London charity dinner was sponsored

by property and construction company K2 Consultancy and hosted at Wedlake Bell’s new offices. The event was attended by 60 invited guests, who were entertained by sporting superstars in the form of Paula Radcliffe MBE and COCO’s co-founder Steve Cram CBE. Ticket sales and fundraising during the evening raised enough money to build and equip a dormitory at Maasai Academy, located in a hard to reach area of Maasailand.

Knight Frank charity netball tournament

Since moving into our new home, the City, and away from our old courts at Lincolns Inn Fields, the Wedlake Bell netball team has been out of action, so we were delighted to receive Knight Frank’s invite to participate in their charity netball tournament. With nineteen teams attending the event from firms across the industry it was a great opportunity to meet with agents and surveyors, as well as dusting off our netball skills. A team of twelve headed across to Whitechapel for the

afternoon. Despite a sterling effort by the Wedlake Bell girls in the face of some serious competition, it wasn’t our day. We made it through to the plate competition play-offs, but ended on a frustrating loss to Forsters. A huge thanks to Knight Frank for organising the tournament, and hosting a much needed pizza and drinks reception afterwards.

London Legal walk

We were delighted to host the dinner with COCO to raise funds for the Maasai Academy. COCO are doing a fantastic job and the monies raised will make a huge difference to the lives of the children involved. We are looking forward to receiving updates about the project and are very keen to support COCO going forward. Our guests had a wonderful evening and are delighted to know that they have contributed to such a good cause.

Leah Freeman, Partner in the Commercial Property team at Wedlake Bell

In a balmy 24 degrees, on a gloriously sunny May evening, a group from Wedlake Bell joined a record breaking 12,000 walkers taking part in a 10km charity walk around London to raise money for the London Legal Support Trust. The London Legal Support Trusts believes that access to justice should be equally available to everyone, regardless of their financial situation and raises money to ensure that vulnerable people can receive the legal advice they need. This year, the team chose to walk the new river route.

Setting off along the Southbank from Blackfriars, we headed down to Vauxhall, over the river and back along the Embankment, up to the Law Society on Chancery Lane for a well-earned cold drink (or two). An enjoyable evening out was had by all at this fantastic event – and all for a very good cause. The Wedlake Bell team raised over £600 for the London Legal Support Trust.

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