On Saturday 5th December Jolyon Berry, Solicitor and head of the Employment team at Thompson Smith and Puxon joined his team mates of The Wivenhoe Corsairs in a sponsored charity row raising funds for the British Legion.

The Corsairs, Wivenhoe’s coastal racing club, raised funds for the Royal British Legion by completing a three hour coastal row down the Colne Estuary, rowing in the shape of a giant poppy, followed by a remembrance wreath laying ceremony.

The crew for the row were all members of the Corsairs with close connections to the Armed Forces, either through relatives or as veterans. Thompson Smith and Puxon has the Military Covenant Bronze Award under the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) and has made a pledge to support the defence and armed force community. TSP Director Jolyon Berry is formerly of the Royal Tank Regiment. 

The Corsairs have raised over an incredible £1,400 so far for the Royal British Legion and it’s not too late to donate! Thompson Smith and Puxon were pleased to have been able to support Joylon and The Corsairs in this event.

To make a donation you can visit their donation page here.