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2021 Bristol Legal Walk

2021 Bristol Legal Walk

Why we need your help

Bristol Legal Walk 2021

Thursday 30th September 5.30pm

The Bristol Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk around Bristol 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 South West region, 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 Bristol Legal Walk raised over £9,000 for advice services, but in 2020 the majority of Legal Walks had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The 2021 Bristol 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 Bristol Legal Walk returns at a critical time for the South West 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 Bristol 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@swlst.org.uk

Tel: 0204 522 8404 

For more information please visit www.swlst.org.uk/bristol-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.

813.47

raised towards 10,000.00 target

813.47
10000.00

How you can support us

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Supporters

Eve Cornwell Appreciation Society

Eve Cornwell Appreciation Society

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Nina Boroch

2021 Bristol Legal Walk

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CHAS Bristol Housing Advice Service

CHAS Bristol Housing Advice Service

0.00
Computershare

Computershare

0.00
Support Through Court Bristol

Support Through Court Bristol

0.00
Thrings Bristol

Thrings Bristol

0.00
NBAC Nomads

NBAC Nomads

276.67
Bristol CAB 2021

Bristol CAB 2021

0.00
Bristol Law Centre

Bristol Law Centre

0.00
No5 Barristers' Chambers

Bristol Legal Walk 2021

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Total raised so far

813.47

Total plus Gift Aid 992.09

Direct donations

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Fundraising pages

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