Our barristers always relish the opportunity to get active in the community and support local charities. We were therefore delighted to participate in the annual Chelmsford Legal Walk recently, with our chambers at Highfield House the starting point. The walk was a fantastic chance to stretch our legs for a good cause and interact with a number of local legal professionals that walked alongside us.
The walk was in aid of the Eastern Legal Support Trust (ELST). The goal of the charity is to maintain the provision of free legal advice throughout the east of England to members of the public that would otherwise be disadvantaged. The ELST also work with the Access to Justice Foundation to deliver specialist legal advice via a number of free organisations across the UK.
We were encouraged by the turnout with more than 30 people slipping on their hiking boots for the cause. Participating teams comprised solicitors, barristers, legal executives, Citizens Advice Bureau officials, members of the University of Essex Law Clinic & Society. We also had the pleasure of Lorna Rolfe, the High Sheriff of Essex, attending in her ceremonial regalia to say a few words and send us on our way.
Striding In Support
Our 8km trek began in high spirits, buoyed by the beautiful sunshine making an appearance after the rain had dampened the majority of the day. The Trinity Chambers team consisted of Keith Willmore, David O’Brien, Gabrielle Posner, William Green, Daniel Attridge, Angela Hiskey, James Adcock and Samantha Grout. Although we didn’t see much of William as he set off at rather keen pace and finished the journey ahead of most of the walkers!
The Chelmsford Legal Walk was a great evening of exercise and camaraderie through the gorgeous Chelmsford countryside and no doubt enhanced by the warm weather. The positivity of the occasion was only improved when we learned that Team Trinity Chambers raised a massive £545 for ELST, with the entire event raising over £1450 for the charity.
We would like to thank all those who participated in the walk and particularly ELST for supporting free legal advice centres through events such as this. We look forward to lacing up our boots for next year’s walk. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter for the latest events and news from our chambers.
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