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Southampton Law School raises funds for South West Legal Support Trust

Published: 16 May 2016
2016 Legal Walk

On Monday 9 May, the Southampton Law School Legal Walk Team participated in the 10km Legal Walk. The team comprised of members of staff from the Law School, Faculty and Postgraduate Researchers.

The aim of the walk was to raise funds for the South West Legal Support Trust (SWLST), whose aim is to improve access to justice for the most vulnerable in society.

The need for free legal advice services has grown in the past few years. The recession has increased poverty and reduced support services, meanwhile funding for the advice sector has reduced. South West Legal Support Trust (SWLST) make a huge difference to people’s lives in this difficult time, preventing families being made homeless, preventing destitution, helping older people gain the support to which they are entitled and helping women and children who have been trafficked for domestic servitude or prostitution.

The charity ensures that many of the people most in need get help they would otherwise have been denied. The money raised from the walk will be helping to secure vital funds needed for this important cause.

Thanks to generous donations from individuals plus finish line reception sponsors Dutton Gregory and The Law Society , over £4,000 for advice services has already been raised.

The walking team
The walking team
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