A small team from SPG joined with 10,600 others to take part for the first time in the London Legal Walk on Monday 16th May 2016. The LLW is an annual fundraising event organised by the London Legal Support Trust, an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services in London & the South East. The Trust supports the provision of specialist legal advice through law centres, advice agencies and citizens advice bureaux by providing them with grant funding alongside other forms of support.
The team completed the 10km walk in just over 2 1/2 hours
The Walk was a real opportunity to raise valuable funds for the cause of access to justice and last year, the Walk successfully raised over £700,000 which directly benefited vulnerable people such as the elderly, families living in poor housing conditions and those with disabilities. Many charities supporting the vulnerable in our society receive funds raised from the Walk, including the Disability Law Service, Shelter and many local Law Centres and Clinics, to enable them to continue in their valuable work.
Other teams who took part in the Walk included leading Chambers and Law Firms, even the Bank of England, as well as law centres and CAB’s.