By Jessica Knott, graduate paralegal in the Housing team
The third annual Liverpool Legal Walk took place on 25th September 2014. The walk was organised by the North West Legal Support Trust to raise awareness of the Trust’s Access to Justice campaign and to raise sponsorship to distribute to free legal advice services across the North West region.
The work that the Trust does assists many of the most vulnerable people around the North West in accessing legal advice that may not have any other way of getting the help and advice that they need.
A team of eight from Stephensons took part. Myself, Clare Oliver, Leanne Jolly, Ria Stevens, and Karen Dooley from the Housing department; Olivia Mansworth and Samantha Roberts from the Family department and Emma McClure from our Central Service Team.
We got our maps and started the 5km walk around the sights of Liverpool. The walk took us along the Albert Dock, through the town centre and back up towards the Crown Court. The rain and wintry wind held off during the walk so we were able to take in the atmosphere of the city and meet volunteers from the Trust who pointed us in the right direction around the course.
After the walk had finished all of the teams met in a local bar for some complimentary food and a well deserved drink. This allowed an opportunity to chat to some of the other walkers and see some of the people whose organisations benefited from the funds raised from the walk. The team thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to walk for access to justice and meet similar minded people along the way.
The Stephensons team last year raised a huge third of the overall sponsorship and this year we are well on our way to raising £500, with a little help from our CSR committee