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Law Staff Take Part In 10k Guildford Legal Walk Fundraising For Justice

Published on: 18 May, 2022
Updated on: 24 May, 2022

A team from South West London Law Centres joined with around 300 other lawyers, caseworkers, volunteers and students from across Surrey to take on the 10K Guildford Legal Walk on May 9.

Part of the team from South West London Law Centres who took part in the fundraising walk.

The annual event, organised by the London Legal Support Trust, was set up to raise vital funds to ensure that everyone in Surrey has fair access to justice.

This year’s walk was set off by the High Sheriff of Surrey, Christopher Critchlow, and has so far raised more than £13,000.

Patrick Marples, CEO of South West London Law Centres, who took part in the walk said: “Although Surrey has the reputation of being an affluent area, there are huge pockets of need in the county and the money raised from this event will help ensure people aren’t cut off from accessing legal advice because they can’t afford a solicitor.”

The High Sheriff of Surrey, Christopher Critchlow, announcing the start of the walk outside Guildford County Court.

South West London Law Centres helps people uphold their everyday rights, by providing free and low-cost legal advice on social justice issues including housing, employment, debt, benefits, asylum and immigration.

Members of its staff are currently mapping the provision and community need for free- and low-cost legal advice in Surrey and Kingston upon Thames and have launched a community consultation in the form of a brief survey.

The consultation will run until June 20 and can be accessed by clicking here.

To donated to the South West London Law Centres’ team who took part in the Guildford 10k Legal Walk, go to its fundraising page here.

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