Legal eagles join 10k London walk for justice
14 June 2017
Our Legal team before they set off on the London Legal Walk around the city. Pictured are: Back row (l-r) Deep Chana, Jawwad Irshad, Paul Castell and Paul Lomas, middle row (l-r) Fiona Massie, Candice McWilliam, Lauren Walker and Laura Gale, and front row (l-r) Nicola Shand, Emma Jackson, Sabrina Nayee and Sharmila Sylvester.
Employees from our Legal team put their best foot forward to help vulnerable people gain access to free legal services by joining 12,000 other lawyers at the London Legal Walk.
The London Legal Walk is an annual event run by the London Legal Support Trust (LLST), an independent charity which raises funds for legal support services in London and the South-East.
The 12-strong team, all from the our Horley head office, was among 700 teams who took part in the 10-kilometre walk through Central London, passing well-known landmarks such as the River Thames, St James’ Park and Hyde Park.
The idea of helping the Trust came from Tristan Wright, a property solicitor in our Legal team. He said: “I used to work for a firm of solicitors in Holborn and they always took part in the London Legal Walk. It is a great fun event for a very worthwhile cause and a perfect way to discover hidden gems in London you don’t usually see.”
As well as taking part in the walk, the team boosted their fundraising by holding a bake sale for colleagues in Horley and washing cars in the Horley car park. With the help of donations from friends, family and colleagues, they raised over £500 from the three activities, which we matched with a donation from our Into Action charitable fund – bringing the total raised for the LLST to an impressive £1,000.
Vicky Ling, Chief Executive of the London Legal Support Trust, said: “We are delighted that the SGN Legal team were among the many other members of the legal profession who again rose to the challenge and turned out in even greater numbers than before.
“Free legal advice services change people’s lives, providing them with expert help to reduce debt, poverty and homelessness, and combat discrimination and injustice. LLST works with the charities we fund to make sure every pound raised goes as far as it possibly can.”
Members of SGN’s Legal team, (L-R): Lauren Walker, Paul Lomas and Pardeep Chana, show off some of the tasty treats they and their colleagues baked in aid of the charity.