The Blake Morgan netball team in the Southampton office has been running for many years in various forms. It is made up of fee earners and support staff from across different practice areas and is a great way to get to know people in the office.
Heather Welham, Senior Associate in our Commercial Litigation team, helps organise the Netball team and explained:
“We participate in a competitive social league which has games once a week on a Tuesday evening. We also get involved in charity tournaments, sometimes with a fancy dress theme, and often get the men in the firm involved in mixed games with contacts and referrers in other professional service companies. As well as playing netball we also like to get together for socials.
We are always keen for new people to get involved and welcome them no matter what their level of experience.”
Knit and Natter
Our Southampton office has its own “Knit and Natter” social group, not just for knitters, but also crocheters, hand sewers and even embroiders or cross stitchers. The group is held during lunchtime, twice a week, it is an ideal time to escape your desk and take an hour to relax and do something completely different.
Sarah Carter Company Secretarial Manager in our Corporate team, runs the group and explained a bit more:
“Crafting activities are said to help with relaxation and often referred to as supporting “mindfulness”. Crafters will tell you it isn’t just about relaxation, it’s the creating and making something that has that personal touch, it is fun and exasperating at times and of course brings you in contact with likeminded individuals all of whom are happy to help where they can with any yarn related problems.
Earlier this year we had hoped to hold a 24 hour charity knit-a-thon, in aid of Mountbatten Hampshire, the Southampton office charity. Unfortunately this had to be postponed just a couple of days before it was due to happen, because of the coronavirus outbreak. We hope to complete this challenge either towards the end of 2020 or in 2021, when hopefully life will be more normal and of course, any new knitters/crocheters will be more than welcome to join us!”