Autumn exercises for legal bodies and brains for several charities
The team at Miles & Partners has had a busy autumn, exercising their bodies and brains in aid of several good causes. Covering 69.3 miles on foot and bike, they have raised a total of £1,746 for good causes in the last few months.
Great North Run
Emily Fox completed the Great North Run (13.1 miles) on Sunday 10 September alongside Mo Farah, raising £660 for Save The Children.
CPotential Grand Union Canal Cycle Challenge
On 23 September Michelle Uppal completed a 30-mile bike ride along the canal towpaths for CPotential, a charity dedicated to helping children with cerebral palsy and movement disorders. Michelle rode in memory of her mother and The Leukemia & Myeloma Research Charity and she raised over £700.
Royal Parks Half Marathon
On 8 October, Rachel Turner took part in the 10th Royal Parks Half Marathon (13.1 miles), raising £110 for The Royal parks and a number of charities including Cancer Research UK, GOSH, Macmillan, and Tommy’s. Click here for a review of the event.
London Legal Support Trust
Then on 28 October, Rebecca Coates, Kaileigh Hazeldine, Harriet Brame, Rebecca Hazeldine and Christina Paine pulled on their running gear and completed the Half Marathon for justice at the 2017 Walk the Thames. This event was organised by the London Legal Support Trust to support Law Centres and pro bono agencies in and around London.
On 8 November, 10 members of the Miles & Partners team took part in the Great Legal Quiz, which was also organised by the London Legal Support Trust in support of National Pro Bono week. Fortunately, the questions were general knowledge – rather than case law! Combined with funds raised from Walk the Thames, Miles & Partners raised £276.75 for the London Legal Support Trust from both events.
The recession has added to the number of people needing free legal help with housing, benefits, debt and employment matters. At the same time, funding has been reduced leaving the agencies very short of the resources to help even the most vulnerable people.
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