2018 marks the firm's 40th anniversary and Frettens have done a number of things to celebrate everything from 1978.
As a grand finale to this, 10 of our team of solicitors are taking part in Business Come Dancing, performing a group disco dance.
Business Come Dancing
Business Come Dancing is the annual fundraiser for Pavilion Dance South West, who have teamed up with Bournemouth Hospital Charity this year, raising money for a mini MRI scanner.
The team from Frettens are contestants in a competition with business people from Bournemouth. Each contestant is paired with a professional teacher and given 10 lessons in a specific type of dance.
Most contestants are individuals and Frettens are the first to perform a group dance. Our professional teacher, Megan, is getting us into shape before we perform our dance in front of a panel of judges at a Black Tie Dinner and Dance. This will be held at The Cumberland Hotel, Bournemouth on the 23rd November.
Teamwork and creativity
Oonagh McKinney, Head of our Commercial Property Team, is taking part in the disco dance. She says "As Disco was introduced in the UK in 1978, we were thrilled to be able to learn a Disco routine for Business Come Dancing! We thought it was an opportunity to put our personalities and team work to the test, do something positive, fun and imaginative. A team of dancers was assembled from willing volunteers and we have all enjoyed the experience, learning something new and laughing at ourselves on occasions! We are also delighted to support these two local charities, we have raised over £1000 so far and hope that you can all give generously to worthy causes which benefits us all in the Bournemouth area."
The team in rehearsals: Pictured L-R: Matt Collis (Solicitor), Laura Balmer (Marketing Manager), Sarah Leach (Paralegal), Michelle Hayter (Partner), Megan (dance instructor), Michelle Petersen (Associate), Becky McGregor (PA), Oonagh McKinney (Partner), Karen Edwards (Associate), Sarah Stout (PA). Ben Cobb (Solicitor) is also taking part - not available for this photo!
Please support us!
To support our cause, please visit our fundraising page: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/FrettensDISCOdancers
Our solicitors are based in Christchurch and Ringwood; they also cover Bournemouth, Poole and the New Forest. If you have any questions, you only have to ask us at Frettens. Please call 01202 499255 and our team, will be happy to chat about your situation and you particular requirements.