We are really excited about the Edinburgh Legal Walk coming up in just over one month on Monday 10 October. We already have 4 teams signed up, all ready to walk and raise funds to support access to advice for all and we are proud to Stephen Gibb - Chief Executive, Sheperd & Wedderburn LLP as one of our lead walkers.
The Access to Justice Foundation was established to support the provision of free legal advice across the UK and the Edinburgh Legal Walk is an important part of our fundraising activities. The organisations we support make a huge difference in the lives of many people and recently we announced a Scottish Grants Round aimed at distributing funds to local advice services across Scotland. The recent cuts to legal aid and reduced household income for many working families has increased demand for free access to specialist legal advice and it is more important than ever that the poorest and most vulnerable people in our community have access to such support.
Registration for the event opens at 5pm and the walk sets off at 5:30pm. The event rounds off with a drinks reception where our lead walkers will say a few words and everyone can rest their feet and have a drink after completing the route.
Alongside the support given by our wonderful walkers, the Edinburgh Legal Walk is supported by The Law Society of Scotland, the Young Scottish Lawyers’ Association and the University of Edinburgh - Law School, whose help has been invaluable to the preparation of the day.
We would like to get as many people involved as possible, so gather your co-workers, friends, family and pets to join us for an evening of walking and fun while raising vital funds for legal advice agencies!
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