Beach Volleyball Fundraiser Backs Children’s Charity

The team from Coole Bevis LLP win the 1 Crown Office Row Ghulam Hussain Cup 20181 Crown Office Row in Brighton staged their 8th annual beach volleyball tournament on Friday 20 July to raise funds for local children’s charity, Rockinghorse.

Held at Yellowave’s seafront beach sports venue on Madeira Drive, the charity event is dedicated to the memory of Ghulam Hussain who practiced as a barrister at 1 Crown Office Row in Brighton and sadly passed away unexpectedly in 2015.

17 teams from the Sussex business community made the most of current heatwave conditions, going head-to-head to compete for the Ghulam Hussain Cup. Following a tense final, the team from Coole Bevis LLP were crowned the overall winners taking home the trophy.

The event raised £2,550 for Rockinghorse, bringing the total raised from the volleyball tournament over the last eight years to almost £18,000.

As the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton, funds raised will be donated to the charity’s ongoing projects supporting sick children at the Alex, including the current ventilator appeal for the high dependency unit.

Event organiser James Hart, First Junior Clerk at 1 Crown Office Row barrister chambers, said: “We are delighted to have raised £2,550 for Rockinghorse children’s charity. Our thanks go to all the firms who participated with so much enthusiasm in support of this worthy cause.”

Terrina Barnes, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Rockinghorse added: “We are ever so grateful to 1 Crown Office Row in Brighton for their continued support. The Ghulam Hussain Cup is always such a great event and it’s wonderful to see it so well supported year after year. Thank you to everyone involved for raising a fantastic amount of money for the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.”

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