Bath firms battle it out to claim title of city’s netball champs and raise cash for Dorothy House Hospice

June 20, 2019

The Bath office of regional law firm Mogers Drewett has raised more than £2,000 for Dorothy House Hospice by hosting its second annual charity netball tournament.

Eight teams from city-based businesses took part in the event, which was supported by Team Bath Netball and hosted in the University of Bath’s sports training village. 

Each side was allocated a pro player from Team Bath, including Amanda Varey, Imogen Allison, Mia Ritchie and the its Superleague head coach Anna Stembridge.

Following a fast-paced tournament, the trophy was won by the team from charitable foundation St John’s, who triumphed in a thrilling final against a side representing accountancy firm Richardson Swift.

Also taking part were teams from digital media buying and analytics agency SearchStar, accountants Milsted Langdon, Barclays, property agency Carter Jonas, defending champions office design and build experts Interaction and Mogers Drewett’s own team Mogers’ Magic.

Mogers Drewett partner Sean McDonough said: “A huge thank you to the players for their effort and the spectators for their support. We are hugely grateful to everyone who contributed to the £2,000 raised for Dorothy House Hospice, a local charity that is close to our hearts.”

“It was great to see the standard of play improve on last year, where some teams had even managed to get in some practice! The Team Bath Netball players were excellent coaches and brought plenty of fun and competitiveness to the event.”

Wiltshire Radio DJ, Ben Williams was also in attendance to get the crowd going, culminating with a well-earned BBQ to end the event.

Mogers Drewett, which also has offices in Wells, Frome and Sherborne, is a long-term supporter of netball in Bath.  As Team Bath Netball’s education partner it has funded its school workshop programme. Trainee solicitor Eboni Beckford-Chambers is a Commonwealth Games gold medal winner in the sport having been part of the England netball team that claimed an incredible last-gasp victory over hosts Australia last year. 

Dorothy House, which provides compassionate care and support for people with life-limiting illnesses across Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire, focused on quality of life and empowering patients to choose the care that they receive whether at home or at the hospice.

Pictured by rows from left to right: Search Star, Milsted Langdon, Carter Jonas, Richardson Swift, Mogers Drewett, Barclays, Interaction and St John’s Foundation


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