Law firm Kingsley Napley’s ‘Strictly Come KN’ staff dance competition has raised over £15,000 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and mental health charity Sane.
Kingsley Napley hosted a Strictly Come Dancing fundraising event involving 12 competing couples and over 250 guests who had an opportunity to vote for their favourite dance duos. The ultimate winner was Kingsley Napley’s Lewis Jenkins, an Accounts Assistant, and his professional dance partner, Anastasia (pictured right).
There was also an auction for a dance class with BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, Latin and Ballroom champion Robin Windsor. Spectators could also buy ‘extra votes’ to improve the chances of their favourite dancers.
The four judges were the firm’s Senior Partner Jane Keir, HR Director Jemimah Cook, professional dance coach Sue Lintott and celebrity judge, Robin Windsor, who knows his Cha Cha Cha from his chasse.
Each couple spent an incredibly committed four months in training and recorded video dance diaries.
The Kingsley Napley ‘Celebs’ taking part were:
Alison Burdick (Marketing Director)
Charlotte Bradley (Family – Partner)
Chris Boughton (Regulatory – Legal Assistant)
David Newnham (Real Estate – Associate)
Jo Stephens (Criminal Litigation – Senior Associate)
Katie Newbury (Immigration – Senior Associate)
Lewis Jenkins (Accounts Assistant)
Robert Read (Real Estate – Associate)
Sevim Ahmet (Clinical Negligence – Associate)
Stephanie Mooney (Private Client – Associate)
Tom Beak (Real Estate – Associate)
Will Christopher (Dispute Resolution – Partner)
Lucy Bluck, a paralegal in the firm’s Real Estate department masterminded the entire event and also served as David Newnham’s professional partner.