Law Society of Scotland staff net a profit for Kenya

From left: Jaimie Wolbers, Kim Atkinson, Sean Callery, David Meighan (lying down), Sarah Jane Scott, Russell Whyte, Marina Sinclair-Chin, Georgie Millyard, Victoria Kimber, Matthew Jack, Katie Wood, Martin Wood.


They’re better known for work involving courts of law, but the Law Society of Scotland’s staff took to the netball court last weekend at an event which raised almost £1,200 for families in Kenya.

It’s the third year in a row that the Law Society has taken part in the annual Netball For Kenya tournament, with the money raised this year going towards medicine, school fees and food for the people of the Shaori Moyo slum in Nairobi.

The Law Society’s team was made up of members of staff, as well as players from law firm DLA Piper and other willing volunteers.

While charity was the day’s big winner, sadly the Law Society’s team ended up collecting the tournament’s wooden spoon.

It wasn’t for a lack of effort, however, and despite featuring a number of netball rookies, they gave several more experienced teams a run for their money.

Katie Wood from the Law Society of Scotland said: “Our netball skills may not have set the world on fire, but we certainly enjoyed ourselves and gave it a good shot.

“Next year we’re hoping to avoid the wooden spoon, although our collection of kitchenware is becoming impressive, having taken away that dubious honour for the last three years.

“The staff here are always keen to get involved in events like this and to raise money for good causes. We were delighted to be involved on the day and to help raise cash for people in Nairobi.”

Netball For Kenya has raised over £11,000 since it was started and has previously helped fund efforts to support people displaced from their homes by tribal violence, buy plots of land for people to build new homes, and support a number of small-scale projects in the town of Kericho.

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