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Are you looking to take on a challenge as part of your New Year’s resolutions? What better way to get fit than by joining our walking/running events knowing that you’ll also be helping local legal advice centres help more people in 2018? If running sounds like too much hard work, why not carry on the festive feasting and bake a cake for the Great Legal Bake this February?

The full calendar of our events can be found on our website here. Please have a look below, save the dates, spread the word and sign up.

The Great Legal Bake: 12 – 16th February
The Great Legal Bake is returning and we want more icing and sprinkles than ever before. The official bake week will take place from 12-16 February, though you can hold a bake anytime in February or beyond. Taking part is simple – all you need to do is get a team of bakers together and then sell your fabulous creations in the office. If you love baking or know of any star bakers in your organisation please sign up today. Over 90 teams have signed up nationally – will you help make the Great Legal Bake the sweetest week of the year?

Follow #greatlegalbake on Twitter to keep up to date with what’s going on, who’s signing up and plenty of pictures of cake during bake week!

Like our dedicated bake Facebook page for more information.

The London Legal Walk: Monday 21st May
The largest fundraising event in the legal calendar returns on Monday 21st May. This 10km sponsored walk attracted 12,000 walkers last year, raising an amazing £800,000. An impressive 130 teams have already signed up since registration opened last month. To sign up please complete the registration form here. It only takes a few minutes to register – we’ll do the rest, ensuring your online fundraising page will be set up in the coming weeks so you can start recruiting walkers when you are ready.
Follow @londonlegal on Twitter and #legalwalk
Like our dedicated London Legal Walk Facebook page for more information.

Legal Sponsored Walks in the South East: June – September 2018
We also organise eight Legal Walks in the South East, outside of London. These make a massive difference to the local advice agencies so if you or anyone you know would be interested in joining in please let us know. Regional Walks take place in Guildford, Epsom, Reading, Brighton, Hastings, Chichester, Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne. Each walk is 10km and takes [British 10k 2018] place ‘after work’ at approximately 5:00 pm.

British 10k: Sunday 15th July
We have 20 places for the British 10k. This wonderful event consistently draws a large crowd, attracting both new and seasoned runners with its iconic route. You will pass numerous London landmarks including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. This event is great to do as a first time race or for the seasoned runner who enjoys the buzz of big events.
We do not charge an entry fee to be part of our group but we do ask that all runners commit to raising at least £200 to cover the cost of these. Full details and sign up form are on our website.

Royal Parks Half Marathon:  Sunday 14th October
The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. We have been lucky enough to secure 20 places for this sold out event and will be holding a ballot with winners announced in July. To register your interest please click on the link above.

Looking for something else?
We try to organise a wide range of events to appeal to as many people as possible, but if there’s something else you’d like to organise yourself or have an event you are already signed up to and would like to raise funds for LLST, we’d be thrilled to hear from you. Already, Mary Prescott at BPP is organising a skydive for us on April 21st. If you’d like to join her, let us know and we’ll put you in touch. Last year we were delighted to receive donations following individuals pursuits and activities – and we’d love to help promote your efforts. Just contact us to let us know your plans.

Thank you in advance for all your support and here’s to another successful year!

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Abigail Gillett • 09/01/2018

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