Staff and students from The College of Law in Guildford pulled on their walking boots and took to the streets in aid of Surrey legal charities.
The 21-strong team raised more than £830 by taking part in the second annual Surrey Legal Sponsored Walk on Monday (May 18), an 8-mile circular walk setting off from Guildford Combined Court and following a route through surrounding countryside.
The event is a spin-off of the annual London Legal Sponsored Walk. All money raised goes to Surrey legal charities, primarily Surrey Law Centre, which provides free legal advice to the most needy and vulnerable in the local community in the areas of Family Law, Housing Law and Community Care Law.
Sarah King, organiser of The College of Law’s team and Pro Bono Coordinator, said: “The Surrey Law Centre helps many within the local community, who would otherwise not have access to legal services. While the centre is funded by the Legal Services Commission for work done, the rates are minimal and ever decreasing so all donations are greatly appreciated and put to good use.”
Participants in the event also included Judges and District Judges and teams from local law firms. The walk leaders included Lady Toulson, High Sherriff of Surrey, Court of Appeal judge Lord Justice Toulson, H.H. Judge Critchlow and Sue Seakens, Chief Executive of the Surrey Law Society.