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2021 York Legal Walk

2021 York Legal Walk

Why we need your help

York Legal Walk 2021 

Monday 28th June 2021, 5.30pm 

The York Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk around York city centre, which includes some of the most scenic, historic and green spots the city has to offer. The money raised will fund vital local advice services across Yorkshire, which provide legal advice on issues such as debt, housing, family law, domestic abuse and employment to those who cannot afford it. For instance, York Citizens Advice who are kindly helping us put this wonderful walk togther. 

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.

The 2021 York 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 York Legal Walk returns at a critical time for the Yorkshire 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 Sheffield 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@ylst.org.uk 

Tel: 0204 522 8404 

For more information please visit www.ylst.org.uk/york-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.

4,003.23

raised towards 2,000.00 target

4003.23
2000.00
 This campaign is now closed, and no longer accepting donations.

Supporters

Ware and Kays Awesome Foursome

Ware and Kays Awesome Foursome

40.00
Dere Street Barristers

Dere Street Barristers

110.23
Lupton Fawcett LLP York

Lupton Fawcett LLP York

213.00
York Citizen's Advice 2021

Citizens Advice York 2021

1420.00
Hethertons Solicitors

Hethertons Solicitors

450.00
York MedSols

York MedSols

100.00
Pryers Solicitors

Pryers Solicitors

95.00
Crombie Wilkinson Walkers

Crombie Wilkinson Walkers

205.00
Ramsdens Solicitors York Office

Ramsdens Solicitors York Office

0.00
Guest Walker York

Guest Walker York

300.00

Jul 11, 2021

Dr Cornelius

An excellent cause , well done @rlw

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jun 29, 2021

Eleanor

Congratulations to the walkers

30.00
(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Jun 17, 2021

Mike Bainbridge

Well done John, a valuable source of help for many.

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Jun 17, 2021

TUX

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Apr 29, 2021

Vicky

Every penny will go to extending access to legal advice for people who cannot afford to pay. A great cause and needed more than ever.

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

200

Total raised so far

4,003.23

Total plus Gift Aid 4,709.04

Direct donations

110.00

Raised offline 0.00

Fundraising pages

3,893.23

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