Following our decision to close Virgin Money Giving all fundraising pages are now closed and we're no longer accepting donations.
Total raised so far£0.00
Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00
Raised offline: £0.00
[p]Thank you for visiting our team's fundraising page for the 2021 London Legal Walk. We are taking on 10k on Monday 18 October in support of frontline free legal advice services.[/p][p]Our team is: [b]Sarah Cashman, Sophie Broke, Andy Lingard, Allegra Enefer, Rebecca Wilkie, Helen Moizer, Shirin Hasan, Shayam Popat, Lisa Naylor[/b][/p][p]Advocate was founded as the Bar Pro Bono Unit in 1996 by Peter Goldsmith QC. Starting with only 350 volunteer barristers, demand for help meant that the charity quickly grew in strength and number. In the first year we received 250 applications for legal help, a number that would increase to over 2,000 by 2019. Lord Goldsmith’s compassion in recognising the public need for free legal help to be available to those who could not afford it had started something that would become a lifeline for many.[/p][p]Today, Advocate works with over 4,000 volunteer barristers. As we look towards the future, more of our processes are being taken online, making legal assistance more accessible than ever. Our rebrand in 2018 not only keeps pace with the profession’s increasing digitisation, but also reflects our desire to showcase what we do: we help to find free legal assistance from barristers. In our 24th year, this work is more important than ever.[/p][p][b]Please sponsor our walkers as generously as you are able.[/b][/p][p][b]Many thanks for your support.[/b][/p]