Organised by the London Legal Support Trust, 700 teams walked together and raised £800,000 to promote access to justice. Lawyers from all corners of the legal profession came together to raise funds for those in urgent need of legal help. The most senior judges and QCs walked side by side with law students; corporate lawyers; high street solicitors and front-line caseworkers.
The money raised enables Law Centres, local Citizens Advice and advice agencies to continue to help vulnerable people access legal advice. Those that the advice centres help include families facing homelessness, older people requiring community care, trafficked women and children, people with disabilities, refugees, people who are facing unemployment and those with mental health problems.
Vicky Ling, Chief Executive of the Trust said
“We are delighted that the legal profession have again risen to the challenge and have turned out in even greater numbers than before.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the walk thus far, and please do continue to sponsor your friends, colleagues, family members and clients to help us break the fundraising record!”
You can find out about other sponsored walks and events taking place to raise funds for the free Legal Advice Sector on The Access to Justice Foundation website.