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Norwich Legal Walk 2021

Norwich Legal Walk 2021

Why we need your help

Norwich Legal Walk 2021

Thursday 16th September 5.30pm

The Norwich Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk around Norwich city centre, which includes some of the most scenic and green spots the city has to offer. The money raised will fund vital local advice services across the East, which provide legal advice on issues such as debt, housing, family law, domestic abuse and employment to those who cannot afford it.

This annual event will see participants from local law firms, chambers and in-house legal teams, as well as those who have a passion for access to justice, come together with local judges and members of the community to walk 10km and raise funds for front-line legal advice services across the region. In 2019 the Norwich Legal Walk raised over £5,000 for advice services, but in 2020 the Norwich Legal Walk had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The 2021 Norwich Legal Walk will return to the usual in-person format - government guidelines permitting - with walks taking place in cities across the UK. 

Why we need your help

The Norwich Legal Walk returns at a critical time for the Eastern specialist legal advice sector, which has been greatly impacted by the pandemic. Many advice services have reported an unprecedented surge in demand from clients in desperate need of advice in areas such as debt, welfare, immigration, family, housing and employment law. Other services are lacking sufficient staffing and resources to deal with the level of enquiries, and severe financial problems could lead to their permanent closure.

We are encouraging as many teams as possible to take part in the Norwich Legal Walk this year to help raise awareness and much needed funds for the free legal advice sector. These services provide essential help to vulnerable people in the community who often have no other means of getting legal advice, representation, or support.

All are welcome - registration is free!

Starting Point: TBC

Time: 5:30 pm

Contact: Laura Cassidy

Email: events@elst.org.uk

Tel: 0204 522 8404 

For more information please visit www.elst.org.uk/norwich-legal-walk

Case Study

Following an unsuccessful appeal of his benefits refusal, Paul*, a 47 year-old suffering from kidney failure, arthritis and anxiety, faced the daunting prospect of representing himself at a complex hearing. His local Citizens Advice helped him prepare his submissions and attended the hearing with him, where the appropriate benefit was restored. Assistance from Citizens Advice was essential to ensure Paul received the level of benefits allowing him to live with dignity.

*Name has been changed

This event is kindly sponsored by the Law Society of England and Wales.

3,955.11

raised towards 5,000.00 target

3955.11
5000.00

How you can support us

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Supporters

Living Well Social Prescribing

Living Well Social Prescribing

0.00
Rampling Clarke

Rampling Clarke

50.00
East Anglian Chambers Norwich

East Anglian Chambers Norwich

300.00
FM Family Law

FM Family Law

555.00
nplawNorfolk County Council

nplawNorfolk County Council

385.00
All the Simper Ladies

All the Simper Ladies

115.00
Steeles Law

2021 Norwich Legal Walk

0.00
NCLS

NCLS

755.00
Norfolk Citizens Advice

Norfolk Citizens Advice

641.24
Team Birketts Norwich

Team Birketts Norwich

242.42

Oct 02, 2021

Brian Smith

25.00
(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Sep 21, 2021

Anonymous

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Sep 20, 2021

Debi Sherman

5.00

Sep 13, 2021

Elinda and Dave

Well done Amalia! Great cause!!

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Sep 11, 2021

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Sep 05, 2021

Helen Nice

Thanks to John Whitehead for all his efforts and his work with Citizens Advice. Glad to support you, John! Helen Nice

60.00
(plus 15.00 giftaid)

Aug 09, 2021

Scottwatt

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

79

Total raised so far

3,955.11

Total plus Gift Aid 4,639.04

Direct donations

155.00

Raised offline 50.00

Fundraising pages

3,750.11

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