Walking For London Legal Support Trust 2017!
The Law Of…Doing Our Bit For Charity
It's that time of the year again when 13 of Simpson Millar's staff are dusting off their walking shoes and getting ready to take part in the London Legal Support Trust's (LLST) 10km charity walk on 22nd May 2017.
Aimee Brackfield, Paralegal in Education Law and Community Care, explains why we're proud to be taking part.
Joining the Lord Chief Justice and representing Simpson Millar, our Thaminah Ali, Lois Clifton, Sarah Collier, Fern Crabtree, Samantha Hale, Angela Jackman, Ross Smith, Ollie Studdert, Selma Tarim, David Thomas, Zena Soormally, and Laura Wrixon will be raising funds to help continue the great work of the LLST.
The LLST provides funding support for charities offering legal advice, law centres, and pro bono agencies in London and the South East that help prevent homelessness, resolve debt issues, provide care for the elderly and disabled, and fight exploitation on a daily basis.
Why Is The LLST So Important?
For some of the most vulnerable, legal expenses are often a serious barrier to getting the legal support that they desperately need. The community services the LLST supports help over 2million people every year get access to shelter, protection and education.
The reality is that this funding is life-changing, and without it these services will struggle to ensure those in need get the help that they deserve.
More than 10,000 people took part in the walk in 2016, which raised an incredible £740,000.
"Every day these charities are making a positive difference to the lives of so many."
"It is extremely important that they have the funding and resources to continue providing this essential and amazing work to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society."
If you'd like to donate to this wonderful cause, even if it's a few pounds, please visit our fundraising page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/SimpsonMillar2017!