EIGHTEEN teams of legal firms and organisations stepped out last Wednesday (June 28) to raise funds to help keep North West Kent Citizens’ Advice Bureau (NWKCAB) free to use and available.
Scores of local staff and partners took part in the 10km-walk through Tunbridge Wells.
A local funding officer for NWKCAB told the Times: “One hundred per cent of the money raised from the event is to help our charity, Citizens Advice in North & West Kent, to provide people, including residents of Tunbridge Wells, with free advice on issues such as debt, housing, benefits, money management, employment, immigration and family challenges.”
The local branch of the advice centre is based in Royal Victoria Place.
With fundraising still continuing after the walk, and with law firm employers often matching donations, the jury is still out on the total amount raised. However, the walk raised over £11,000 last year.
Among local organisations taking part were Berry & Lamberts Solicitors, Buss Murton Law, CooperBurnett, Cripps, JE Bennett Law, Law 365, Loch Associates Group, SOCOTEC Advisory (formerly Base Quantum), Thomas Mansfield Solicitors, Thomson Snell & Passmore and TN Recruits Law.
The Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge District Law Society and Kent Law Society also participated.
To learn more about the Legal Walk or to contribute to an individual fundraiser, visit: londonlegalsupporttrust.org.uk/our-events/walks-in-the-south-east/tunbridge-wells-legal-walk-2023/