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Community and Events News: March 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 we take a look at the events and activities our colleagues were involved with in the run up to Easter.

Norfolk Community Foundation

We joined the Norfolk ProHelp programme organised by the Norfolk Community Foundation, which connects charities who need help with local businesses who can offer services to them free of charge. Our Commercial Property team have offered specialist leasehold support.

NCFSC highlighted for charity fundraising

Our Fosters Solicitors Community Hero for Norwich City’s match against Sunderland was Diane Blazier, nominated by the Community Sports Foundation (CSF) as part of their takeover day.

Diane has been running the Norwich City Fans’ Social Club (NCFSC) since its formation in 2015, which holds a number of events aiming to bring Canary fans closer together and raising money for CSF. They have managed to raise a wonderful £55,000 so far.

NCFC Academy Careers Fair

We were delighted to be invited to Norwich City Football Club’s Lotus Training Centre to meet with some of the NCFC scholars as part of their careers programme. Our colleagues Hephzibah Ayuba, Jack O’Pray and Jordan Rodwell shared and answered questions about their routes into law and their roles here at Fosters Solicitors. Thank you to the Norwich City Academy for organising and their warm welcome.

Her Game too Ambassadors championed

The Fosters Solicitors Community Heroes for Norwich City’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Rotherham were Nicol Nicholls and Jess Pye, the club’s Her Game Too ambassadors.

Her Game Too’s aim is to help build a more welcoming environment for young girls and females at stadiums, championing women who play football, work in football and support football, as well as campaigning against online abuse.

UEA mock trial sponsors

We have again supported the University of East Anglia Law Society’s mock trial competition.

This year, our Medical Negligence team created a scenario for the students to test themselves in the role of claimant or defendant.

National Conveyancing Week

National Conveyancing Week aims to celebrate the conveyancing sector and for us is also an opportunity to catch up with those we work directly with to help support our clients. Therefore, several of our Residential Property colleagues paid a number of our local agency and industry partners a visit.

British Conveyancing Awards

We attended this year’s British Conveyancing Awards where our Residential Property team were finalists in the Conveyancing Firm of the Year – Midlands category.

Royal Visit

Steve Green and Chris Turner from our Personal Injury & Group Actions team were delighted to be invited by Headway Norfolk and Waveney for the visit of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester, at their Great Yarmouth Day Centre.

The Duke’s visit helped showcase the services the charity provides across the county for those impacted by brain injury.

Norwich City partnership event

As part of our primary partnership with Norwich City Football Club we were delighted to attend a clay target shooting experience with our fellow club partners, which our colleagues Lisa Glynne and Sue Zavanaiu took part in.

Firm announces cricket partnerships

We were delighted to announce new sporting partnerships with both the Norfolk Cricket Board (NCB) and Norfolk County Cricket Club (NCCC), extending our partnership network within sport. The firm will become an Associate Sponsor of NCCC, whilst also supporting local youth cricket alongside the NCB, through sponsorship of the Norfolk Boys’ Under-13s and Norfolk Girls’ Under-18s.

Norfolk Higher Aspirations Scheme support

We have again been delighted to support local sixth form students from across Norfolk who are aspiring to a career in law, through the Norfolk County Council’s Norfolk Higher Aspirations Scheme to take part in their online event, ‘An Introduction to Careers in Law’. A group of our colleagues at differing stages of their own legal career, chatted to some of the 100 students signed up for the event about different routes into law and what working at a law firm is like.

Directors Dinner with Eleven Sports Media

This exclusive evening at Carrow Road offered Norwich City FC partners a tremendous opportunity to engage with fellow club and community partners, to build new relationships and partake in an engaging Q&A with guest speakers Darren Eadie, Flo Allen and Grant Holt. Trainee solicitors, Taylor Walding and Tyler Clayton represented Fosters Solicitors at the event.

NCFSC Quiz Night

Our quiz team, ‘Sainz, Sealed, Delivered’, came a respectable joint-second and a point off the winning top spot at the latest Norwich City Fans Social Club quiz. It was great fun and saw the NCFSC add another £2,850 to their fundraising total for the Community Sports Foundation.

Social Committee Curry Night

To mark the beginning of the Easter bank holiday weekend, the firm’s social committee organised a curry night for colleagues to get together.

Norfolk Lawyers do Countdown

Serena Djiakouris, Taylor Walding and Tyler Clayton were Team Fosters at the Norfolk & Norwich Law Society’s ‘Norfolk Lawyers to Countdown’ event, joining a number of local firms to raise money for the Norfolk Community Law Service.