Today, staff from Nabarro solicitors braved pouring rain to help transform the garden at Millman Street Centre, moving garden cabinets and sweeping up dirt that had accumulated beneath them. They also uprooted trees, and pruned shrubs (see slideshow). A cross-section of the firm’s employees – paralegals, secretaries, partners and solicitors – all mucked in.
Tracey explained that ‘Nabarro Day’ is a day for staff to work for charity. While she wasn’t keen on the atrocious rain, she said “I don’t mind getting my hands dirty.”
Paralegal Karen said: “I like tidying up,” adding that it made a change to be outside. “I can’t afford a garden at home, so it’s nice to help out.”
Jonathan, a senior solicitor at the firm, added: “We’re all very happy to be able to help. It’s a nice break from office work, and to help the community.” He revealed that “We offer all staff the chance to volunteer,” and that this doesn’t affect their annual leave. “The variety is good, a nice change from multi-million pound transactions.”
Teamwork outside of the office may have benefits within it, he opines. Plus, such experience can be humbling: “You don’t get too big for your boots.”
While the volunteers toiled, inside the centre hairdressing, a quiz and computer support lessons and various other activities were underway.
Holborn Community Association would like to thank Nabarro and its staff for their help, especially in such appalling weather.