• Trainee Solicitors Take the Plunge for Charity

    13 May 2009


    Former College of Law students Chloe Hersee and Matthew McDonald braved a terrifying 13,000 feet freefall parachute jump recently in aid of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), raising a fantastic £1,600.

    Former College of Law students Chloe Hersee and Matthew McDonald celebrate charity skydive with colleague Katherine Beach.

    Former College of Law students Chloe Hersee and Matthew McDonald celebrate charity skydive with colleague Katherine Beach.

    The pair, both solicitors with international law firm Pinsent Masons, found out about the jump through the Birmingham Trainee Solicitors’ Society (BTSS) which has nominated the JDRF as one of their chosen charities.

    Ian Little, Corporate Social Responsibility Officer for the BTSS, said “I’m thrilled that the BTSS were able to contribute to so much money being made for such a worthwhile cause. We are committed to promoting social responsibility amongst our members and this is a brilliant example of our members putting themselves outside of their comfort zone to raise awareness and funds for a worthy cause.”

    The JDRF carries out research into Type 1 diabetes, a chronic, life-threatening condition, which most commonly strikes children and young adults leaving them requiring daily insulin injections for life.

    Speaking after the jump, which took place at Hinton Airfield in Northamptonshire, Chloe said: “The skydive was an absolutely incredible experience and the real icing on the cake was that we’d been given the opportunity to raise so much money for such a great charity by doing it. I’d recommend it to anyone!”

    Chloe and Matthew both completed their Legal Practice Course, the qualification which all those intending to become solicitors must pass before they can proceed to the next stage of practice, at The College of Law Birmingham. The College of Law works closely with the BTSS to support the activities of its former students once they enter into practice.

    Further information

    Contact Lucy Wray, Press Officer, The College of Law on 01483 216072 (lucy.wray@lawcol.co.uk).