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The 2016 London Legal Walk
Published: 17 May 2016
On Monday 16th May, Toynbee Hall joined law firms, charities, universities and legal advice centres on a 10km walk through Central London to raise money for the Free Legal Advice Centre.
The event was organised by the London Legal Trust and this was their 12th annual Legal Walk. 10,600 people from over 500 teams took to the streets on a sunny Monday evening to walk and raise money for free legal advice centres across London in their most well attended walk ever. There was then a street party at the finish line in Chancery Lane which featured a variety of music, dancing and food.
The Toynbee Hall team, which included staff, volunteers and trustees raised £1,000 for the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC). FLAC is the world’s oldest free legal advice service and has been providing access to justice since 189 when it was then known as the Poor Man’s Lawyer. This service gives help and support to those in crisis who cannot afford access to the legal service. For many people it’s an oasis in the desert.
Since legal aid reform was introduced, the demand for FLAC has grown and to run this service for a year costs £50,000. If you would like to support this vital service, it’s not too late to donate. Please visit our donation page here and share using the hashtag #WhyWeWalk.
I see firsthand the positive impact that FLAC has on so many lives every week”
Emma Pheby, FLAC Manager