SMB staff raise £200 with charity walk, taking annual total up to £10,000

11th August 2023

Our staff were treated to an afternoon of history, learning more about our local area, all in the name of a good cause.

SMBs legal secretary, Jo Moncrieff, also a fully qualified London Tour Guide, engaged our legal experts in a 90-minute history walk around the Fitzrovia area, whilst raising £200 for St John’s Hospice. The vital funds raised now take our total for the year to over £10,000.

The short, but information packed, walk saw our legal experts learn the history of our area, from an 18th century burial ground to the site where Dickens drew inspiration for the workhouse in Oliver Twist.

Other notable sites include the haunts of literary giants George Orwell and Dylan Thomas, whose names are connected to many of the area’s historic pubs.

We also found out why the letters ‘SMB’ were embellished onto a nearby wall. In this instance, the letters do not refer to our firm, instead standing for St Marylebone Parish, acting as a marker to indicate the division between the St Marylebone and St Pancras parishes.

Speaking on the event’s success our legal secretary Joanna Moncrieff said: “I really enjoyed sharing the rich history of Fitzrovia with those on the walk and was very pleased that £200 was raised.

“Details of all my upcoming guided walks can be found here.”

More information on our charity of the year, St John’s Hospice, and the vital work they do, can be found here.