£5,500 raised for charity with sky-diving Southampton Solicitors

05.10.09 £5,500 raised for charity with sky-diving Southampton Solicitors Thomas Eggar staff take to the sky for The Rose Road Association Fearless staff members from the Southampton office of Thomas Eggar LLP have helped to raise a staggering £5,500 for local charity The Rose Road Association by taking part in a skydive. Esther Smith, Partner in Employment and Hayley Bevis, Solicitor in the Corporate Commercial team, were part of the group, all raising money for the Southampton-based disabled children’s organisation by parachuting over the Salisbury countryside. A keen supporter of the Rose Road Association ‘Change my Life’ campaign, Esther said: “The whole experience was absolutely brilliant. As I sat on the side of the open door at 13,000 feet, I could feel my instructor’s heartbeat behind me and it occurred to me that if he was nervous, perhaps I should be. By that point it was too late! I was falling through a beautiful blue sky, admiring the view. You have no real sense of how fast you are falling as the only reference point is the ground, and that is too far away to put in perspective. The ‘chute went up and suddenly I was floating rather than falling, steering round in spirals as we eased towards the ground.” She added: “No broken bones, no tears, just an overwhelming desire to get back in the plane and do it again! I am thrilled to have helped raise so much money for such a worthy cause.” The Rose Road Association’s next skydive takes place on 13 February 2010, to coincide with Valentine’s weekend. Those interested in taking part and raising money for the charity should contact Emma Deabill on 023 8072 1203. Other fundraising events and ideas are available on the website www.roseroad.org.uk/changemylife Ends Word count: 296 Notes to editors Thomas Eggar LLP is a leading law firm in the south of England providing legal services to both commercial organisations and private individuals. Thomas Eggar LLP has specialist, industry-specific legal expertise that is relied upon by national and international clients. The firm has a strong reputation acting for both corporates and wealthy private individuals and has been in existence for over 250 years. The firm has been recognised as an Age Positive employer. Age Positive is a Government initiated campaign that promotes the benefits of employing a mixed-age workforce including younger, as well as older, people. It also encourages employers to make decisions about training and recruitment, which does not discriminate against age. Thomas Eggar LLP has offices situated in Chichester, Gatwick, London, Newbury, Southampton and Worthing. Thomas Eggar LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales under registered number OC326278 whose registered office is at The Corn Exchange, Baffin's Lane, Chichester, West. Sussex, PO19 1GE. The word “partner” refers to a member of the LLP, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications. A list of the members of the LLP is displayed at the above address, together with a list of those non-members who are designated as partners. Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Lexcel and Investors in People accredited. For more information on LCM, please contact Debbie Osborne at Logical Creative Marketing on 0845 345 6969 or debbie@lcm.co.uk

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