In distressing circumstances legal advice provides certainty and comfort. However for some this support is out of reach.
J’s case is just one of many where, without the support of the free legal advice sector, there would be no access to justice.
Advice charities support some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our society; enabling them to understand their legal issues, access their rights and giving them the ability to regain control of their lives.
Following the recession, many working families’ household incomes have decreased, making paid-for legal advice unattainable. As the number of people desperately in need of free legal help rises, funding for free advice services is being continuously cut.
The lack of funding has meant some organisations have had to merge, stretching tight resources even further. Many have ceased to provide services altogether, leaving whole communities with almost no access to advice if they are unable to afford legal fees.
With your help, we can change that.
Reaching Justice Wales (RJWCCC) was established to raise money to support the free legal advice sector. We award grants to charities to ensure vulnerable people can access the help and support they need.
Join us for the Cardiff Legal Walk on Thursday 28th September 2017 at 5pm and raise funds which protect access to advice for those who have nowhere else to turn.
- Register here. We just need one person to act as a Team Organiser! You don’t need a full team to register and you can add to your team at any time after registration by dropping us an email. (You can see the other organisations who have already signed up here!)
- We’ll set you up with a fundraising page and provide you with all the materials you need! Check out our website for posters, email footers, leaflets and an offline sponsorship form.
- Get fundraising! Our handy top tips can be found here.
- Walk to support access to justice for all.
With your support we can continue to ensure that free legal advice services remain available and effective for those who are most in need.