HARROWELLS ‘POUND’ THE PAVEMENTS
On Monday 25 April 2016, after a long day at work, a team from Harrowells Solicitors took part in the 10km York Legal Walk. The walk, which started at York Crown Court, was set up to help raise money for The Yorkshire Legal Support Trust and the organisations they support. Harrowells also took part in the walk to raise money for their chosen charity, Older Citizens Advocacy York.
All the money raised goes to charities that provide advice and support to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. The Yorkshire Legal Support Trust explained that the additional cuts to local government funding for advice services means that these charities are fighting to survive. Some organisations have joined together, resulting in already tight resources being stretched over greater distances, and others have ceased to provide services altogether. Since the cuts have come into force the number of Law Centres has decreased by 20%, meaning there are currently only 43 Law Centres covering the country, with the closest Law Centres to York now based in Bradford or Dewsbury.
The organisations that Harrowells are raising funds for are all working tirelessly to prevent families being made homeless, prevent destitution, help older people gain the support to which they are entitled, and help women and children who have been trafficked for domestic servitude or prostitution. The team from Harrowells was the largest to take part in the walk and photos of the team can be seen below.
THE TEAM ARE STILL COLLECTING DONATIONS. SHOULD ANYONE WISH TO DONATE TO THIS CAUSE, A FUNDRAISING PAGE FOR THE TEAM CAN BE FOUND AT https://mydonate.bt.com/ fundraisers/harrowellslimitedBack to news