|Event Name||Edinburgh Legal Walk - register now!|
|Start Date||21st Oct 2014 5:00pm|
"The need for access to justice through free legal advice centres has grown considerably during the recession while the availability of legal aid has reduced. The need for fundraising through Legal Walks has never been greater." Lord Neuberger- President of the Supreme Court
Only one week to go – so don’t miss out!
Why is it important?
2014 has been an incredibly difficult year for specialist legal advice charities and for the people who rely on those agencies for access to justice. These organisations make a huge difference to people’s lives, reducing debt, poverty and homelessness, and combating discrimination and injustice.
The Access to Justice Foundation raises funds to help legal advice agencies based in Scotland continue with their brilliant activities in supporting and providing free legal advice for some of the most vulnerable in society.
What is the walk?
The Edinburgh Legal Walk is a pleasant after work walk around the sights of the city. Walking in teams as their court, law firm or chambers, law college or in-house legal department, the profession comes together to raise money to support the provision of free legal advice in Edinburgh and Scotland.
It’s not too late to support your local advice sector!
How to get involved
1. You need a team organiser– could this be you, or could you help us find someone?
2. Completed registration form attached and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. We will register you, create a fundraising webpage and provide all the details you need
4. We will send you update details of the walk.
5. Get fundraising!
Where? Old College quad at Edinburgh Law School will be the start point and the walk will be finishing at a comfortable place of hospitality for a well-earned drink, light refreshments and networking.
When? Registration will be at 5pm with teams setting off from 5:30pm on Tuesday 21st October 2014.
The Foundation would like to thank the University of Edinburgh and The Law Society for helping us make this event possible.
Follow us on Twitter using the hashtag #legalwalk.