We currently have 45 teams signed up and a total of 324 walkers, with our biggest teams coming from Gowling WLG and the Solicitors Regulation Authority, all raising vital funds to support access to advice for all.
Top of the fundraising table is the wonderful Birmingham People's Centre team who have so far raised a fantastic £866! This is a fantastic achievement and a hugely important part of making this year's Birmingham Legal Walk bigger and better than ever before.
So far, the walk has raised just under £3600 altogether. This is a great start but we still need everyone to continue fundraising as much as possible to support local advice charities.
The charities supported by the Birmingham Legal Walk help thousands of people every year gain proper access to justice. These charities are often the last resort for people facing difficult and distressing legal circumstances but without resources to pay for private legal advice. Without this charitable work, many vulnerable people would be left alone to navigate the court and justice system without any advice or support.
We're proud to have seven charities walking with us on Monday the 6th, ASIRT (Asylum Support and Immigration Resource Team), Birmingham People's Centre, BRADICAL Employment Rights, Central England Law Centre, Hope Projects, Personal Support Unit and the University of Wolverhampton Legal Advice Centre. Please help us to continue to support the vital work they do in the local community by raising as much as you can in the Birmingham Legal Walk.
It looks set to be a fantastic evening. A reminder that event registration on the day is open from 5 pm with the walk starting at 5:30 pm. A celebratory drink will be waiting for you at the finish line.
A big thank you to our wonderful supporters, Birmingham Law Society, Hands On At Work, and 68 Kafe, and our sponsors No 5 Chambers who are supporting and promoting our event. As we need sponsorship in order to be able to continue running our legal walk events, their support is invaluable and key to continuing the work of the Midland Legal Support Trust.
We are very excited to see all of you on Monday 6th of June. The event would not be possible without your contribution.