On Monday 26th September, a small team from chambers took part in the Bristol Legal Walk – a 10km sponsored walk around Bristol and the city sights to raise money for local advice services organised by the South West Legal Support Trust.
Tom Cole, Colleen Inker, Chris Taylor, Mike Blitz and Amy Wood completed the walk along with teams from organisations throughout Bristol including solicitors, universities, advice centres, Bristol Law Society and other chambers. It was a fantastic turn out and a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
So far, over £10,000 has been raised by all involved but there is still time to donate to this very worthy cause to reach the target of £15,000.
Why do we walk?
The need for free legal advice centres has grown in the past few years. The recession has increased poverty and reduced support services. Meanwhile funding for the advice centres themselves has reduced.
The organisations we support:
- Prevent families being made homeless
- Prevent destitution
- Help older people gain the support to which they are entitled
- Help women and children who have been trafficked for domestic servitude or prostitution.
Thank you so much to everyone that has donated so far, we really do appreciate it. If anyone else is able to donate anything at all, every little helps – especially with Gift Aid included.