On Monday 19 May 2014, Hackney Community Law Centre (HCLC) participated in the 10th London Legal Walk organised by the London Legal Support Trust. The 10km walk saw more than 10,000 walkers proceed through London, on foot, to raise funds for charities and law centres providing advice to some of London’s most vulnerable people.
This year, Justice Gap chose to donate the funds they raised for the London Legal Walk to HCLC. We were delighted that Sadiq Khan MP, Member of Parliament for Tooting and the Shadow Justice Secretary, chose to join the Justice Gap’s team.
Thank you so much again to Jon Robins, Kim Evans and Mary Rachel McCabe from The Justice Gap for their amazing Legal Walk fundraising efforts. If you’d like to donate to our London Legal Walk, our donations page is still open HERE.
And see some of our pics from the day below:
Some of the HCLC team arrive at the Royal Courts of Justice to begin the walk…
We’re joined by HCLC patron Tunde Okewale, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and founder of Urban Lawyers (pictured front row first from left), HCLC patron Jon Robins from the Justice Gap (pictured back row first from right), HCLC Board members Megan Redmond (pictured back row first from left) and Mary Rachel McCabe (pictured front row right) and fundraising extraordinaire the Justice Gap’s Kim Evans (pictured back row second from right).
We’re joined by Sadiq Khan MP (pictured above with HCLC’s Hilton von Herbert)….
who jumps in for a group photo….
And we’re off!
HCLC’s Marie Froysa Hole, Tayyabah Ahmed and Hilton von Herbert glide effortlessly down the Embankment…
We reach Horse Guards Parade…..
where Nimrod Nimrod Ben-Cnaan, Head of Policy and Profile at the Law Centres Network, stops for a cheeky pic with a member of Her Majesty’s Household Cavalry….
Hello Buckingham Palace! (where we’re sure Ma’am’s at home watching through the window and cheering us on)…
We spot Ruth Hayes, Director of Islington Law Centre, in St James’s Park…
Half way there!
We make it to the Serpentine where Julie Bishop, Director of the Law Centre Network, buys us all ice creams…
Back on the move and it’s through Hyde Park – just 4 km to go!
The amazing stewards help us to keep up our energy levels on the final stretch….
We did it! Now for a drink….
Rebecca Greenhalgh, Pro Bono Manager from Debevoise Plimpton LLP (who co-ordinates our award winning Dalston Pop-Up service) shares a well deserved drink with HCLC Manager Sean Canning…
Hilton, Miranda and Sean = knackered but happy!
Tuesday morning’s cuppa went down a treat….
*A huge thank you to Bob Nightingale, Natalia Rymaszewska and all of the fantastic London Legal Support Trust volunteers for organising a truly wonderful 10th London Legal Walk!*