We Walked the 2014 London Legal Walk!

LLST signOn 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.

HCLC was really pleased and extremely grateful to be walking with our friends, the superb campaigning journalists, The Justice Gap. Jon Robins who edits the Justice Gap is a HCLC Patron.

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 Secretarychose 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.

WATCH A WONDERFUL VIDEO OF THE WALK MADE BYTHE ONE MAN FILM TEAM HERE

And see some of our pics from the day below:

HCLC team about to begin the walk

Some of the HCLC team arrive at the Royal Courts of Justice to begin the walk…

HCLC and J Gap team for Justice

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).

Hilton with Sadiq Khan

We’re joined by Sadiq Khan MP (pictured above with HCLC’s Hilton von Herbert)….

Team with Sadiq Khan

who jumps in for a group photo….

Marie Tayyabah Hilton

And we’re off!

HCLC’s Marie Froysa Hole, Tayyabah Ahmed and Hilton von Herbert glide effortlessly down the Embankment…

Horse Guards Parade

We reach Horse Guards Parade…..

Nimrod and soldier

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….

On way to Buckingham Palace

Hello Buckingham Palace! (where we’re sure Ma’am’s at home watching through the window and cheering us on)…

Ruth ILC

We spot Ruth Hayes, Director of Islington Law Centre, in St James’s Park…

Julie Bishop buying everyone eye creams

Half way there!

We make it to the Serpentine where Julie Bishop, Director of the Law Centre Network, buys us all ice creams…

6 KM point

Back on the move and it’s through Hyde Park – just 4 km to go!

amazing stewards

The amazing stewards help us to keep up our energy levels on the final stretch….

Thirsy drinkers in the Knights Templar

We did it! Now for a drink….

Rebecca and Sean

Rebecca Greenhalgh, Pro Bono Manager from Debevoise Plimpton LLP (who co-ordinates our award winning Dalston Pop-Up serviceshares a well deserved drink with HCLC Manager Sean Canning…

Ruth's pic of us after legal walk

Hilton, Miranda and Sean = knackered but happy!

LLST mug

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!*