Dressing Down for Nepal

At Mitchells Roberton we have a dress down day once a month for a good cause. This month a colleague suggested an additional special dress down day for the Disaster in Nepal.

I was particularly drawn to this cause because I was lucky enough to visit Nepal during my trip around the world in 2010. It remains one of my favourite places . I visited both Kathmandu and Pokhara, where much of the destruction occurred. Kathmandu and its surrounding areas were full of beautiful temples, abundant with colour. Pokhara was enclosed by stunning  lakes and mountains. However, the primary reason that I loved the country so much was its friendly and warm people.

One example is when we were on a trek across the mountains and stayed in a small bed and breakfast. We were the only guests and in the evening the owners gave an impromptu demonstration of their traditional song and dance, even managing to persuade our trekking guide to join in the fun. We were then encouraged to show our own traditional dancing which involved us trying to give a very poor rendition of the Gay Gordons – much to the amusement of our hosts! As we carried on our trek each person we met gave a traditional greeting of ‘Namaste’, with the palms of their hands held together, their head bowed, smiling.

I was very pleased that our firm raised a total of £250 which will go to the DEC Nepal Appeal. A couple of my friends were in Pokhara at the time of the earthquake.  Thankfully they were in a hotel designed to withstand a large earthquake. Again my view of the people of Nepal was reinforced. The owners of the hotel’s first priority was their guests’ safety and then they took in others who had lost their home in the disaster. Hopefully the funds raised here and elsewhere will help the people of Nepal get back on their feet.

For more information and to donate to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal, please visit http://www.redcross.org.uk/nepalhero

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About Lauren Hill

Lauren joined Mitchells Roberton in January 2015. She graduated from Glasgow University with an Honours degree in law in 2008 and thereafter completed her Diploma in Legal Practice at the Graduate School of Law in 2009. Before starting her traineeship in September 2011 with Wright Johnston & Mackenzie Lauren went travelling visiting amongst other countries, India, Nepal, China, Chile, Argentina and Bolivia experiencing the wonders of The Great Wall of China, the Amazon ,and Machu Picchu. Yet Millport still remains her favourite holiday destination of all. Her traineeship was a general one and when she left Wright Johnston & Mackenzie in 2013 she joined Friels Solicitors in Uddingston as a newly qualified assistant specialising in conveyancing and private client work. Here at Mitchells Roberton Lauren is part of our private client department preparing Wills, Powers of Attorney , handling the administration of estates and administering trusts. She has an easy manner and is friendly and approachable . She enjoys getting to know her clients and is committed to helping them with any legal issues they may have. Lauren loves to read, walk and sample Indian cuisine.

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