Claire Baxter

Claire's running Brighton Marathon for East Greenwich Legal Advice Clinic

Fundraising for East Greenwich Legal Advice Clinic
£730
raised of £500 target
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Event: Brighton Marathon 2024, on 7 April 2024
We give free legal advice to ensure access to justice

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Why am I raising money for EGLAC?

I volunteer at East Greenwich Legal Advice Clinic (EGLAC) sessions as a host, greeting people, making cups of tea, helping the ensure the evening runs smoothly.

Since I began volunteering at the Wednesday evening sessions, my eyes have been opened the amazing services provided and the difference EGLAC makes to the lives of those it serves. I have seen many clients arrive for their appointments apprehensive and leave after, grateful to have been listened to and for the advice they have been given.

The caring service and the difference I have seen it make is what inspired me to raise funds for EGLAC through running Brighton Marathon on 7th April this year.

Any donations would be gratefully received!

Who are ELGAC?

East Greenwich Legal Advice Clinic is a pro bono (free) legal advice service available to people living in a South East London postcode who are unable to afford legal advice.

Our advisers are all volunteer lawyers who help people with a wide range of legal queries, covering family law, immigration, housing, civil litigation and more. People come to us needing advice regarding various situations – such as being threatened with eviction, living in poor housing conditions, being unable to see their children and experiencing domestic abuse – but without the resources to pursue legal remedies.

In 2023 we provided free legal advice to 276 people. We also signposted 319 people to other services in appropriate cases. Our vision is of a society in which everyone has equal access to quality legal advice regardless of income or background.

About the charity

EGLAC has been providing high quality free legal advice to residents of South East London since 2017. Volunteer lawyers advise on a wide range of social welfare legal issues including welfare benefits, family, immigration and housing matters. We also signpost people to other services where possible.

Donation summary

Total raised
£730.00
+ £171.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£730.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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