26th September 2017 - JFK
On Saturday 23rd September teams once again stepped up for the challenge of the JFK/HJA 5 a-side Football Challenge Cup! The tournament has run every year since 2012 and was again well supported with solicitors firms, barristers chambers and other organisations entering a total of 21 teams.
HJA’s team sheet included Michael Ackah, Joseph Hume and James Berry.
The other teams taking part come from: 2 KBW, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Dechert, Garden Court Chambers, Osbornes, 9 Bedford Row, 25 Bedford Row, Farringdon Chambers, Furnival Chambers, Garth Coates Solicitors, London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association, Kings Cross and Brunswick Neighbourhood Association, Wilsons LLP, Carmelite, Paye, Lamb Building Chambers and 187 Fleet Street.
Just For Kids Law (JFK) provides support and advices for young people in difficulty. Established in 2006, JFK also offers advocacy assistance and practical support to children and young people between the ages of 10 to 21 who need help with housing, mental health, education/training, school exclusion and various other issues.
The relationship of the two organisations has been grown over the years with Hodge Jones and Allen providing a home for the charity at their offices for over 5 years.
The tournament raised funds for the children and young people who access support from Just for Kids Law. HJA are yet to win the trophy but love the camaraderie and fun of the day. There is always next year!