Z2K on the London Legal Walk 2017
Every year we take part in the London Legal Walk to raise vital funds for Londoners living in poverty. Our Policy Director Marc Francis describes the event
Marc Francis, Policy Director
A team of 18 Z2K staff, volunteers, trustees and supporters participated in the 2017 London Legal Walk to raise vital funds for our much needed services. This year 12,000 walkers in 700 teams joined the walk, all raising fund for free legal advice charities in London and the South East.
The weather could not have been better, with glorious sunshine beaming down as we set off from outside the Royal Courts of Justice. What is particularly enjoyable about the walk is seeing the entire legal sector come together to raise money. Teams from every major law firm and chambers join together with law centres, local citizen’s advice bureaus, other advice agencies, for a 10km walk across London. Since the cuts to legal aid this fundraising is more important than ever before.
As is usually the case the Z2K team immediately split into several different groups, divided by their different walking speeds. Our chair, Mick, was leading from the front with his brisk pace but others took more of an amble, slowed down the presence of a four legged friend, who engendered much admiration from fellow walkers.
So far we have raised over £17,000 from 66 donors, with more to come in. We’re already looking forward to next year!
Published: 25th May, 2017
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