Brighton Legal Walk supporters aim to plug funding gap

Posted On 17 Jun 2013 at 9:15 am

Dozens of walkers from Brighton and Hove aim to raise money towards legal aid services in Sussex.

They will be taking part in the annual Brighton Legal Walk this evening (Monday 17 June).

The 10km walk is due to start from outside Brighton Magistrates’ Court in Edward Street, Brighton, at 5.30pm.

The event ends at the Fed Centre for Independent Living’s Montague House premises in Somerset Street, Brighton.

Staff at the Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) Legal Advice Centre will be joining the walk alongside a number of other advice agencies.

They include the Brighton and Hove Citizens Advice Bureau and the Money Advice and Community Support Service.

Age UK is one of the charities that will benefit from the event. Last year the walkers raised more than £3,300.

BHT said: “Over the past year we have witnessed changes in legal aid.

“A number of areas where we used to provide advice and representation are no longer funded and those areas where we are funded have seen a reduction in the amounts we receive.

“If, like us, you believe in fair access to advice and representation, please make a donation.

“Better still, why not join the team and come along!”

 

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