21 October 2016

Burges Salmon has launched its flagship fundraising event – Strictly Legal – for its Charity of the Year 2016, Julian House.

On Thursday 1 December, Burges Salmon’s atrium and restaurant/café areas will be turned into the firm’s very own Strictly Glassworks ballroom and it is full steam ahead for the dazzling dancers as they prepare for the sparkling spectacle.

With a focus on ‘movie night’, six couples and four groups from across the firm will be participating in the competition, fighting it out to be crowned the kings and queens of the atrium dance floor.

The couples and their chosen dance styles are:

  • John Smith and Helen Scott Lawler – Rhumba & Argentine Tango
  • Ann Metherall and Justin Briggs – American Smooth
  • Kerry James and Andy Eaton – Paso Doble
  • Sharon Herniman and James Phillips – Cha cha cha
  • Richard Leeming and Christine Chard – Jive
  • Jim Aveline – Tango

The groups and their chosen dance styles are:

  • Operations – Modern
  • Trainees – Medley (breakdance/ballroom/disco/cheese)
  • Secretaries – Charleston
  • Scottish Real Estate Lawyers – Scottish dancing

Chair of Burges Salmon’s Charity of the Year Committee, Will Woodall, says: “Anticipation within the firm has been building over the last couple of weeks and we are now pleased to launch this fantastic fundraising initiative for our charity of the year, Julian House. The dancers are all swallowing their pride, squeezing into their spandex and strutting their stuff for this event, which we hope will raise a significant amount for the wonderful work that Julian House undertakes across the south west.”

Julian House operates more than 20 different projects, accommodation sites and social enterprises in Bath, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Devon. These include: a range of homeless services, support for those suffering domestic violence, addiction recovery support – as well as work experience and training. In total Julian House manages 106 bed spaces for clients with a wide spectrum of needs.

The charity’s vision is a just society where socially excluded people are supported and empowered to build sustainable, independent lives.

Key contact

Will Woodall

Will Woodall Partner

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