The Reading Legal Walk is a sponsored 10km walk which raises funds for frontline free legal advice services in Reading and the Thames Valley.
Due to social distancing measures, this year the walk will start and end at the bandstand in Forbury Gardens where social distancing will be easy. In addition to walkers walking the route, those who can’t get in to Reading are invited to join their team anyway and walk their 10k wherever they are.
The important thing is that we raise as much as possible for the advice agencies who are struggling to maintain services with the increased challenges created by Covid-19 and the lockdown.
The number of people seeking help with debt, benefits and employment has increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic. Those seeking help with domestic violence has also risen sharply and, in September, when the stay on evictions is lifted there will be a “tsunami” of people facing homelessness.