Tollers Take Part In The Northampton Legal Walk 2017
On Monday 24 April 2017, a team from Tollers joined forces with the Northampton and Buckinghamshire Junior Lawyers (NBJL) and participated in the Northampton 10 kilometer Legal Walk to raise funds in support of the Midlands Legal Support Trust.
The Midlands Legal Support Trust is an independent charity supporting access to justice charities and advice agencies in the Midlands. The Midlands Legal Support Trust helps thousands of people who would not normally have access to free legal advice. Tollers were proud to support this charity and feel passionate about the importance of having access to justice for all.
The Chair of the NBJL commended Tollers for being one of the top firms to raise funds on behalf of the NBJL for the Midlands Legal Support Trust. Fundraising is still coming in and the final sum will be announced after 24 July 2017.
Our Tollers Team consisted of qualified solicitor John Barry, trainee solicitor Santino Stifanelli and future trainee solicitor Kainat Sheikh.
The Tollers Team headed to the Northampton Crown and County Court after work to meet the other teams consisting of around 60 volunteers, two lovely dogs, a multitude of umbrellas, rain jackets and the obligatory snack. Thankfully, the umbrellas and rain jackets were not needed but the snacks definitely were!
The walk started at 5:45pm from outside the Courts on Lady’s Lane and ended at Elgin House on Billing Road. Although the walk was not supposed to be a competition, the Tollers Team could not help themselves but instigate a little friendly rivalry. The Tollers Team ultimately completed the walk first within one hour and forty minutes.
The walkers then enjoyed a finish line celebration with food, drinks and raffle prizes, with all funds raised being donated to the Midlands Legal Support Trust.
The Tollers Team is proud to have been able to complete the walk in support for such a worthwhile cause in order to help our local community and we look forward to taking part in the Northampton Legal Walk next year.
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, if you would like to add to the funds raised so far please click this donation link.
Offices mentioned: Northampton Office