On Monday 26 September, 18 students and staff from the Bristol Law School took part in the Bristol Legal Walk, a sponsored 10km walk around Bristol to raise money for local advice services.
The walk was organised by the South West Legal Support Trust in order to promote access to justice. The Trust supports free legal advice centres to help the poorest, most vulnerable people in society, who could not otherwise afford legal advice. These advice centres, amongst other things, provide legal advice to prevent families being made homeless and to prevent destitution.
The organisations the Trust support help:
- Prevent families being made homeless
- Prevent destitution
- Older people gain the support to which they are entitled
- Women and children who have been trafficked for domestic servitude or prostitution.
The team which was organised by the UWE Bristol Law Society entered one of the two largest teams into the 10km walk along Bristol’s Harbourside. Other people taking part in the walk included the event sponsors bSquared Costs Law and Irwin Mitchell Solicitors as well as many attendees from several local firms.
The team helped play a part in raising over £10,500 for advice services which provide free legal advice and support for those most in need.