York Legal Walk
The York Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk around York to raise money for local advice services.
The Three Walks Challenge
We are especially excited to announce that this year there will be a Three Walks Challenge in Yorkshire. This challenge, supported by the Yorkshire Union of Law Societies, will include our 10K in York on May 1st, a 10K in Sheffield on May 8th, and a 10K in Leeds on May 14th. The Three Walks Challenge is a great opportunity to raise the stakes and increase donations. This year we hope to raise over £15,000 in Yorkshire and we know that this is a great community that will rise to the challenge! Sign up here!
Yorkshire Funds for Access for Justice in Yorkshire!
Why do we walk?
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:
Why should you take part?
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 York Legal Walk and seeking sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues, you will be helping to secure vital funds needed for this important cause.
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 Kennedy's Bar and we would like to invite you to join us for a complementary drink to celebrate your enormous success!