Trainee solicitor creates pillowcases for charity

A trainee solicitor has teamed up with her husband to help put smiles on the faces of children battling illnesses at a local hospital.

Laura Tanguay

Laura Tanguay

Laura Tanguay, a trainee at London and Norwich firm Steeles Law, has been busily creating 100 pillowcases to give to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton, with the first batch being received last week.

Tanguay said: “There are many worthwhile causes out there but we wanted to contribute in our own way. I have volunteered in the past, but now that I am training I don’t have any free time during office hours.

“It is our goal to put smiles on the faces of 100 children in 2012.”

To raise money for the fabric, Tanguay has also been making ‘scrap owls’, which are owl shaped scatter cushions made out of left over fabric.

The trainee has been updating her progress on a personal blog entitled Love the Tanguays, which has attracted over 1,700 hits from 19 different countries.

“So far we have made 30 out of 100, but even after 100 we won’t stop until we run out of fabric,” she added.