Legal Walk success for fundraising colleagues

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Legal Walk success for fundraising colleagues

28th September 2012

A team of ten colleagues from Fentons Solicitors donned their walking shoes this week to raise more than £700 for charity when they took part in the 10km Manchester Legal Walk.

The group completedthe charity event to help raise funds for the North West Legal Support Trust.

“The trust raises funds to help legal advice agencies throughout the region,” said Emily Kalwak, a solicitor with Fentons who helped organise the firm’s team efforts. “It is also part of a nationwide, cross-profession initiative which includes the Access To Justice Foundation and six other Legal Support Trusts, which work together to raise funds to help get free legal advice to those most in need.

“There were more than 40 teams taking part, including from other solicitor firms, chambers, law schools and legal advice centres – even a few Judges,” she said. “We were given a map and had to navigate around Manchester city centre, taking us past all the main landmarks and sights. Luckily we didn’t get lost and thankfully given the recent weather we were fortunate and didn’t rain.”

Emily said that 2012 will be a difficult year for law centres and free legal advice charities, and for the people who rely on those agencies for access to justice. “These organisations make a huge difference to people's lives, reducing debt, poverty, homelessness and combating discrimination and injustice,” she said. “It’s great that we were able to take part in the walk and help to raise much needed funds.”

Donations have so far topped £740.
Team Fentons: (pictured, from left) Kate Barge, Amy Wilmott, Jayde Bardsley, Louise Morris, Anna Poulton, Anjeva Lesi, Jenny Dennison, Hayley Gorst, Emily Kalwak, Katherine Smith.