Monday 10 October 2016 saw nine student advisors from the Law Clinic take part in the 2016 Glasgow Legal Walk organised by the Access to Justice Foundation.
Beginning at the High Court, our 9 walkers (one narrowly missing the opportunity to be part of the photo), as well as teams from law firms across Glasgow, walked ten kilometres around the city, taking in such sights as Glasgow Green and the Clyde. Despite the odd wrong turn, our intrepid walkers completed the walk in just under two hours.
The Access to Justice Foundation aims to improve access to justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. It raises funds throughout the year through a number of different events with the next one being a national Great Legal Quiz. The Foundation then distributes funds to organisations that support those who need legal help but cannot afford it. At the time of the writing, the Walk as whole had raised almost £900 and the Access to Justice Foundation are hoping that this number will increase to over £1,000 with donations still being submitted.
Fundraising Officer Andrew Harding said:
This is a great event as it allows different law clinics and firms to interact with one another and get to know each while at the same time raising funds for a great cause. The Access to Justice Foundation is very supportive of our Clinic so I welcome the fact that we were able to support it.
A big thank you to everyone that represented the Law Clinic during the walk and an even bigger thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Although the walk is over, we are still seeking donations, so anyone wishing to donate can do so by visiting our online page.