Volunteer's Week 2018

This week was Volunteer’s Week 2018 – a campaign run by NCVO to say thank you to volunteers and recognise their invaluable and diverse contributions. At Churchers, many of our team members are involved in charities, sports clubs, and societies, so we asked some of them to share their volunteering stories with us. We’re immensely proud of their contributions!

Georgia Bull, Solicitor, Wills and Probate team in the Lee-on-the-Solent office

“I have been volunteering at Marwell Wildlife one day a week for nearly 5 years. Each week at Marwell I assist different zookeepers in their day-to-day tasks, including checking on the animals, feeding them, cleaning their enclosures, enrichment, helping with vet procedures, monitoring animals’ behaviour and so on.  The animals I work with include giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, white rhino and okapi, amongst others. It’s hard work as I am outdoors in all weather and there’s a large amount of physical work but I enjoy every minute of it.  I am very lucky to be able to volunteer for a charity whilst learning so much about the different species and the important conservation work that Marwell carries out.”

You can read more about Marwell Wildlife here.

Diana Smith, Secretary, Childcare team in the Cosham office

"I am the Secretary for Henry Cort Diamonds Badminton Club – I arrange and attend meetings, take minutes, gather details of new members and try to help them settle in by showing them how we run. I enjoy playing badminton and meeting everyone each week, and my role as Secretary means I get to talk to everyone and get involved in organisation of the club! We are a very friendly and all get on well. The Club plays every Thursday and is made up of people of mixed ages and abilities, but we all play to a good standard!"

Jane Legg, Receptionist in the Ryde office

"My connection with Beaulieu House began just over five years ago. A lady whom I have known for many years popped her head round the door and asked me if I knew anyone who would be prepared to become treasurer for Beaulieu. She explained that it was a respite centre for children with profound disabilities, entirely run by volunteers. I offered my services and the rest is history! The most important thing about Beaulieu is that it provides care not only for the children but for their families who are often involved in the child´s full-time care. I hope that our efforts make the lives of all these people just that bit better. They all certainly deserve our care and support. For me personally I am very happy to support something in the community where I live."

You can read more about Beaulieu House here.

Joanne Gilholm, Senior Legal Executive, Family team in the Fareham office

"On the second Sunday of every month, my son and I join the volunteers of the Purbrook and Widley Area Residence Association. Various sites around Purbrook and Widley are looked after by the volunteers who tend to them. They have planted fruiting trees and shrubs in the neighbourhood that may need pruning, weeding and staking. Other duties include removing Spanish bluebells from woodlands, maintenance of the local pond, clearing ground for planting etc. We started going last June 2017 – usually is 2 ½ hours duration and get completely filthy – great fun!"

June 2018

Churchers eat cake for the Breast Cancer Haven!

The Breast Cancer Haven have been holding ‘The Big Tea Cosy’ this month across Hampshire, to support those battling the condition.

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Churchers Solicitors sponsors Island Games Athletics team

Churchers sponsors the Isle of Wight Athletics team in the Island Games!

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Churchers Christmas Openings

Churchers Solicitors opening times over the festive period

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Churchers visits Beaulieu Respite

Back in August, Managing Partner Ian Robinson and trainees, Dan Norris, Georgia Chandler and Jonathan Rees , abseiled the Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower, raising money for the two charities, Rowans Hospice and Beaulieu Respite.

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