Leeds Legal Walk
The Leeds Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk around Leeds to raise money for local advice services.
Yorkshire Funds for Access for Justice in Yorkshire!
Leeds Beckett University
Why do we walk?
We simply can’t overcome the effects of the huge reduction in government and local authority funding over the past few years. What we can do is to ensure that many of the people most in need get help who would otherwise have been denied.
By taking part in the Leeds Legal Walk and seeking sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues, you will be helping to secure vital funds needed for this important cause.
Why should you take part?
The need for free legal advice centres has grown in the past few years. The recession has increased poverty and reduced support services. Meanwhile funding for the advice centres themselves has reduced.
The organisations we support:
What will happen on the day?
Registration will be open between 5.00pm and 5.30pm and we ask that all participants report to register before having a photograph taken with our lead walkers. Once this has been done you are ready to set off on the 10km walk and we wish you the best of luck!
We will be running a photography challenge and encourage you to enter by tweeting your photographs from the event @YorkshireLST using the hashtag #legalwalk.
The post-walk celebration will begin upon your arrival at the end venue and we would like to invite you to join us for a complementary drink to celebrate your enormous success!
Leeds Law School at Leeds Beckett University has been teaching law since 1924. We offer a variety of courses including the LLB (Hons), which can be combined with subjects such as criminology, management, finance or a CILEx pathway; our GDL and Legal Practice Course have trained thousands of lawyers. We work closely with our alumni and local firms to enhance the student experience and our recently opened Law Clinic offers free legal advice to members of the public while delivering a first-class educational experience for students. This ultimately brings our students and our University closer to the local community.
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