On Monday 21st May 2018 we will be walking the 10k London Legal Walk. We would love you to join us, if you are able to help raise some sponsorship money and walk with us please contact email@example.com
All the money we raise in sponsorship will go into our charity to be used to hold the state to account for violence against women and girls.
To sponsor us please visit our fundraising page
FAQ about the walk:
Q. How long is the walk?
A. Both routes are 10km long which would take most people around 2-3 hours to walk. Running enthusiasts are welcome to run the route though please be mindful of crossings as roads will not be closed.
Q. What is the route / can we see a map in advance?
A. Following the sucess of last year’s river route introduction we will continue using two routes to reduce congestion on the pavements.
Q. Can non lawyers walk for our team?
A. Absolutely! Anyone can take part in the walk – lawyers, clients, support staff, friends and family are all welcome. It is your choice who is in your team. We do ask all walkers to gain sponsorship except for children coming to the walk with their parents – for whom it is an optional extra 🙂
Q. Can we walk with a dog?
A. Yes. Dogs (kept under reasonable control) are welcome on the walk. Some of our four legged walkers get better sponsorship than their humans! The Knights Templar puts out bowls of water for their free drink at the end.
Q. How early/ late can walkers start?
A. Registration will run from 4.00pm – 7pm at desks at the Lincoln’s Inn Fields end of Carey Street.
Q. Is running the walk allowed?
A. Yes. Joggers and runners are welcome. Runners may wish to start a bit earlier than the bulk of walkers. It’s quite hard to run through 10,000 walking lawyers. Please note we do not close off roads or road crossings so we cannot time runners and please be very careful when running!
Q. Is there somewhere we can leave things on the day?
A. Yes. There will be a staffed cloakroom at the Law Society from 4pm – 9.30pm. Some of our stewards will staff the cloakroom. It’s free but donations are of course welcome.
Q. What do I do with cash and cheques?
A. There will be a cash desk on the night next to the booking desks in Carey Street. So cash/cheques /CAF vouchers etc. may be handed in there along with sponsorship forms (remember gift aid donations get an extra 25% from HMRC! Click here for the form)
All cheques and CAF or KKL vouchers should be made out to London Legal Support Trust.
After the walk funds may be posted to: London Legal Support Trust, The National Pro Bono Centre, 48 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1JF
If it is easier to drop cash/cheques/vouchers off, Philippa or Rebecca will be happy to receive these at the National Pro Bono Centre, 48 Chancery Lane.
Even if you are walking for a voluntary agency’s own team (or designating funds) the cheques should still be made out to LLST and sent to us. That is because they have to match the gift aid form. Don’t worry, we will donate the money directly to the agency, we just do the admin work so it is easier for them to raise funds!
Q. Are there toilets along the route?
A. There are a number of public toilets along the routes. If you can’t find one ask a route marshal where the nearest one is. The Law Society and the Knights Templar both have large toilets at the start and end.
Q. How do we finish?
A. You simply need to arrive at Carey Street, Bell Yard, the Law Society or the Knights Templar and go to celebrate your efforts. That signals the end, you do not need to sign anything. You can then explore the end venues and the street party! At about 8.30pm to 9pm the lead walkers will visit the end venues and announce the ‘result’.
For more details please see the London Legal Support Trust website