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A team of Midland solicitors pushed aside their law books last weekend to help raise more than pounds 3,000 for charity. Fourteen lawyers from Needham & James teamed up with staff from the Mayday Trust to compete against dozens of Chinese-style dragon boats at a festival in St Nicholas Park, Warwick, on May 23.

The teams, complete with drummer, competed over a 250-metre course in homage to the 'Waking the Dragon' ceremony, which is 2,000 years old and is said to bring good fortune and rain. Team captain Jon Banham, a lawyer in the litigation team at Needham & James, said: "We were delighted to have helped raise funds for the Mayday Trust by taking part in such a fun event. We managed to recruit team members from all our four offices in Stratford, Birmingham and the Cotswolds and everyone really enjoyed the event." Caroline Ward, chief executive of The Mayday Trust, which provides temporary supported accommodation for vulnerable adults, said: "The team-spirit on the day was wonderful and everybody enjoyed a fantastic day out."
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jun 3, 2010
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