Staff at regional law firm, knit their way for Nomony
Staff members from the Plymouth office of GA Solicitors have once again shown their dedication to their charity of the year, Promoting Children in Plymouth (PCiP), by joining forces to create two beautiful hand-knitted blankets to a local nursery, where they will be used to enhance the children’s reading experience.
Nineteen members of the firm took part in what soon became known as ‘The Big Knit’. The team, which included a mix of novices and skilled knitters, was led by Julie Clark, legal assistant in the firm’s wills, trusts and probate department.
Julie’s enthusiasm led to the creation of three striking patchwork blankets, two to be provided to Nomony Nursery, located in Cattedown, and the third to be used in GA’s welfare room – a quiet room used to provide a space for mental health or first aid care if required.
The relationship with Nomony was set up by PCiP, allowing the handcrafted blankets to be dedicated to the nursery’s cosy reading corner. The nursery staff warmly embraced the donation and even invited two members of GA staff to join them for a story!
By fostering an inviting and comfortable environment, GA Solicitors and PCiP aspire to inspire children to embark on a joyful reading journey, setting the stage for lifelong learning and growth.
Julie Clark, lead knitter at GA Solicitors, commented: “It’s been wonderful to see everyone come together to make the blankets. It has been particularly fun to watch the new knitters pick it up and get very excited when their squares were complete. Everyone has enjoyed the community feel that has been created by this challenge and I think the knitting group may now be on a roll!”
Nomany nursery practitioner, Lisa Clarke, added “We were really touched to see the amount of effort that the staff at GA went to, to create our lovely blankets. The children were delighted to see the blankets, and of course to also meet Julie and Yasmin!”
Kerry Bidewell from Promoting Children in Plymouth also commented on the law firm’s efforts: “GA Solicitors in Plymouth has played a vital role in the funding of our Tiny Tales project. We have been so impressed by the team effort invested to create such gorgeous blankets. A massive thank you to Julie for sharing her knitting talents and to everyone else who helped.”
GA Solicitors has been raising money for PCiP since August 2022. So far, the team has raised more than £2,500 for the charity.
Note to Editors
GA Solicitors can trace its roots back more than 200 years and has been advising the people and business in the South West for its duration. Originally based in Devonport, the firm gets its initials from Thomas Husband Gill who joined the practice in 1875 and later went into partnership with Albert E. Akaster.
Now one of the region’s leading law firms, the 87-strong team at the Lexcel-accredited LLP, has offices in both Plymouth and Bath. It is ranked in The Legal 500, Chambers UK and Chambers High Net Worth and is structured around eight practice areas, each comprising its own specialist department:
For more information visit: www.GAsolicitors.com
About Promoting Children in Plymouth (PCiP):
Promoting Children in Plymouth is an esteemed early intervention initiative spearheaded by the Plymouth Drake Foundation Charity. PCiP is dedicated to supporting disadvantaged children, implementing interventions throughout childhood to foster growth, learning, and aspiration from an early age.