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[p]So, as many of you will know I am not the most outdoorsy type of person. The 2.6 Challenge appeals to me because it will be just that, a challenge to keep going out whatever the weather and do my walks. The upside for me is that my husband has agreed to walk with me, the downside is that he will constantly be saying "Pick up the pace". The common is beautiful and the trails myriad, so it won't be boring, but in bad weather it will be very, very muddy. Oh and now I have put myself forward to take the challenge, I am sorry, but the weather will almost certainly not be so nice...…………[/p][p] I took on the role of CEO of Support Through Court on 1st August 2018. Since then we have been through a restructure and were just looking forward to a more settled outlook when the coronavirus outbreak spread thoughout the world. It feels like we have been hit by a double whammy! Our work face to face with Litigants in Person in the civil and family courts quickly became untenable and we have moved to remote working with those LIPS that we can continue to support including through our recently launched telephone helpline. We need to maintain our fantastic staff and volunteer teams during the lockdown period so we will be there to support the LIPS as they strive to resolve difficulties that were hard to deal with pre coronavirus and will be even harder after it. So please sponsor me generously, think about my husband as he walks at my side and maybe double your donation :) [/p][p]Here's a bit about the amazing charity I work for.[/p][p][b]Support Through Court is a UK based charity dedicated to providing free emotional support and practical advice to people facing court alone.[/b][/p][p] We aim to reduce the disadvantage of people facing the civil and family justice system without a lawyer, enabling them to access justice. We believe that no one should face court alone and so we work to provide immediate support to everyone who comes to us.[/p][p] Our trained volunteers provide emotional and practical support to clients throughout the court process. We ensure those facing court alone can represent themselves with dignity and support them to fully take part in court to better access justice.[/p][p] Our volunteers support people at times of extreme stress, enabling them to present their case to the best of their ability. This gives them a far greater chance of accessing justice. Support from our volunteers can have a direct impact on the outcome of a client's case and in consequence on the rest of their lives.[/p][p] During the Covid-19 public health emergency, Support Through Court has been working hard to adjust services to ensure we continue to support access to justice to those most in need. Our national helpline has been key during the crisis. Many courts are still functioning with a focus on priority cases such as domestic abuse, and family cases. [/p][p] The need to support people before, during and after court remains high and Support Through Court can continue helping those facing court alone whilst minimising risk to staff, volunteers and our clients thanks our kind donors and supporters.[/p][p] [/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]