At Steeles we are always trying to find different ways to give back to the community. As we celebrate our 50th year in practice, we have set our staff the goal of achieving 50 acts of kindness and our latest team to take part have chosen to revive an old skill that some of us may vaguely remember being taught in home economics at school…knitting!
Ready, steady, knit!
When our private client team heard that the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital were in desperate need of blankets for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit we assembled a group of 7 staff volunteers to get stitching. After a quick refresher course provided by our in house knitting enthusiast, Jo Lister, and a generous discount on supplies at our neighbours Diss Wool and Craft, operation knit is underway. The team have already completed 6 blankets and aim to make as many as possible by the end of April to donate to this very good cause. The staff involved have also been given an additional days annual leave to dedicate more time to the project.
Amy Taylor, a principal solicitor in the private client team has said that the project has been both ‘relaxing and rewarding’ and in the current climate it ‘provides an opportunity to help the NHS even if in a small way – my two children were both born at the NNUH and both required Neonatal Intensive Care and so for me this project is really close to home’. Katherine Bearman, who qualified as a solicitor in the team this month says ‘it’s been great learning a new skill and I didn’t expect to enjoy knitting so much’.
We will be showcasing our 50 acts of kindness throughout the year, so please follow Steeles Law social media accounts for more information.
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