Brighton Legal Walk raises thousands to fund advice to help the vulnerable

Posted On 26 Jun 2017 at 9:05 pm

The annual Brighton Legal Walk took place this evening (Monday 26 June) to raise money to fund advice for some of the most vulnerable people in the area.

A dozen teams and more than 70 walkers took part in the 10km trek from the Brighton Law Courts to the Citizens’ Advice Bureau Brighton and Hove offices at Hove Town Hall.

They walked in bright sunshine via Kemp Town and the seafront with temperatures pushing towards 20C or 70F.

Lawyers, legal advisers and students and law lecturers were among those taking part, with the Brighton Uni Law team alone raising more than £700.

The running total for the event so far is more than £3,000 which will help the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Brighton Housing Trust (BHT), the Money Advice Service and the Disability Advice Service.

The Brighton Uni Law team led by law professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, right, with Carolyn Lewis, Jo Wilding, Lucy Jones, Sarah Field and Alex Newbury

On their fundraising page the Brighton Uni Law team, led by law professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour, said: “We know that these agencies do a fantastic job in preventing homelessness, resolving debt problems, gaining care for the elderly and disabled and fighting exploitation.

“We also know how short they are of the funds to continue that work.

“There are many poor and vulnerable people in the Brighton and Hove are who rely on help from the advice agencies.”

The Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) team taking part in the annual Brighton Legal Walk

There were also teams from

  • 1 Crown Office Row
  • Brighton CILEx
  • Brighton County Court
  • Brighton Housing Trust
  • Brighton People
  • Burt Brill and Cardens
  • Citizens’ Advice Brighton and Hove
  • Healy’s LLP
  • Money Advice Plus
  • Possability People
  • University of Sussex Law Society

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