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Solicitors take to the streets in support of justice
Article date: 29/04/2015
Higgs & Sons' first major fundraising event of the year is taking place next month, when staff will walk through the streets of Birmingham to raise money for local advice services.
The Birmingham Legal Walk on Monday 11 May will see representatives from the region's legal sector take a 'leisurely' 10km stroll around the streets of the second city.
The 2015 walk will have a Magna Carta theme to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. The Hon Mr Justice Robin Knowles CBE, QC and the Lord Bach will also be there to help support the hundreds of runners raising funds for the Midland Legal Support Trust, an organisation which funds Law Centres and advice services in and around the Midlands.
Mark Parsons, who helps to organise the Higgs & Sons team comments:
"The Midland Legal Support Trust does vital work supporting advice centres and legal centres throughout the region."
"The recession not only increased poverty but hit support services extremely hard. Funding for the advice sector has reduced over recent years so, in this the 800th anniversary of the Great charter of Justice that is the Magna Carta, it is more important than ever we help support those who seek to make justice available to all."
The Higgs team of solicitors and support staff will be setting off from 5.30pm on 11 May. Those wishing to support them with donations can do so via the following link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=HiggsandSons
"The agencies supported by the Midland Legal Support Trust do a fantastic job in resolving debt problems, preventing homelessness and fighting exploitation. They are incredibly short of funds and this walk is a fantastic way of supporting them.
"It is also a lot of fun for those taking part. It is good to meet with colleagues from other firms and to see parts of Birmingham that you often take little notice of. We are all really looking forward to the challenge."
The Birmingham Magna Carta Legal Walk is taking place on Monday 11 May. To support the Higgs & Sons team please visit:
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