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Community and Event News: January 2024

Throughout the year, Fosters Solicitors hosts and attends a variety of events in association with our business and community partners, as well as undertaking activities to support the well-being of our colleagues and our wider local community network.

Here is how we kicked off 2024, with the events and activities our colleagues took part in across January.

Mental health awareness evening

Our partners, the Norwich City Fans’ Social Club organised another inspiring mental health awareness evening at Carrow Road.

This saw over 200 people attend to listen to a variety of speakers about their own experiences and to highlight the wonderful work of the 22 charity and service organisations who were also there. Huge credit goes to the NCFSC volunteer committee who brought it together!

Our charity of the year

We were delighted to introduce Finnbar’s Force as our charity of the year for 2024. The Hethersett-based charity was launched in 2017 with a focus on childhood brain tumours and supporting children with cancer.

Throughout 2024, we will be focusing our own internal fundraising efforts on supporting the charity with their objectives, as well as providing volunteers for their events around Norfolk. We held our first monthly fundraising dress down day at the end of January.

Young fan named Community Hero

This month’s Fosters Solicitors Community Hero is Harry Beale, an 11-year-old Canary fan awaiting an organ transplant for his liver. Harry and his family were invited to Norwich City Football Club’s Lotus Training Centre before Christmas, as part of the Community Sports Foundation’s Wish Day in December.

Norwich City players took time to take pictures and sign memorabilia for all the fans in attendance and winger, Jonathan Rowe was on hand to present his tickets to the match against West Brom.

Lowestoft u3a

Our Wills, Trusts & Probate colleagues, Rachel Chiarotti and Louise Gibbs-Kneller, were invited to meet the Lowestoft u3a at the London Road Baptist Church, to talk about later life planning and Inheritance Tax matters.

The u3a movement is a collection of groups that run local and online member-led learning across the UK, in particular for those no longer in full time work. Thanks to Carol Craven and Christine Mills from the group who introduced Louise and Rachel and made them feel so welcome.

This article was produced on the 7th February 2024 for information purposes only and should not be construed or relied upon as specific legal advice.