Staff and students from The University of Law in Guildford pulled on their walking boots and took to the streets and country paths in aid of a Surrey legal charity.
The 16-strong team raised nearly £400 by taking part in the annual Guildford Legal Walk on Monday (May 19), an 8-km circular walk setting off from Guildford County Court and following a route through surrounding countryside.
The event is a spin-off of the annual London Legal Walk. All money raised goes to the 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.
Judith Pascoe, organiser of The University of Law’s team, said: “The Surrey Law Centre helps many within the local community, who would otherwise not have access to legal services. The recession has increased poverty while funding for free advice centres has reduced, meaning that charity events such as this play an increasingly important part in helping the poorest and most disadvantaged people gain access to justice.”
Participants in the event also included Judges and teams from local law firms. The walk leaders included Lady Toulson, a Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey, Supreme Court judge Lord Toulson, H.H. Judge Nathan and H.H. Judge Raeside.
University of Law staff and students about to set off on the Guildford Legal Walk
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