Love cycling? Passion for Pro Bono? You can combine the two and cycle to Paris to raise funds for access to justice and Advocate!

 

What do you get when you mix a love of adventure, cycling and access to justice? You get our Legal Wheel Appeal! This September, we’ll be sending our very own Team Advocate off on a cycling trip to remember from London to Paris – and you can join!

  • Registration fee £100 with the discount code ‘CHALLENGE’ before May 1st, £125 after
  • Fundraising target £1,500

The cycle will take place 20th – 23rd September. The team will be setting off from Crystal Palace, only to end the trip underneath the Eiffel Tower and a day exploring round Paris after cycling the 186 miles over the three days.

Take on an amazing challenge whilst raising money for Advocate’s work: helping to find legal representation and access to justice for those who need it most.

 

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Team Advocate celebrating their victory by exploring Paris!

 

It was an extraordinary adventure, though a tough test of my lack of fitness. The cycle through southern England to Newhaven on the first day was lovely, as was the ride from Dieppe into the heart of Normandy.

The last day, into Paris, was very tough thanks to a full-scale gale in our faces. But it was all worthwhile. The feeling of achievement when we arrived at the Eiffel Tower at the end of the 186 miles, and of having raised so much money for Advocate, was amazing

- Paul Infield, The 36 Group, cyclist for The Legal Wheel Appeal 2018

 

Our work helps people like Joe*, a survivor of torture in Ethiopia, who was assaulted when protecting his friend from a mugging. He suffered from serious physical and psychiatric injuries, which left him unable to work and struggling with day to day life. He was offered a total of £2,600 in Criminal Injuries Compensation.

Joe’s case was matched with two barristers to assist him in his fight for fair compensation. They helped him with his case for four long years, on a pro bono basis. Their committed support meant he was finally awarded over £300,000 from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority – enough to make an incredible difference to his life:

 

I appreciate everything you do for me. Beyond legal advice, the care as a human being. And working tirelessly to ensure that I was given a fair decision.

It was a long and upsetting process and I couldn’t have ever thought anyone would stay by my side for this long but you did stand by my side without giving up on me.

 

Fundraising opportunities like The Legal Wheel Appeal mean that we are able to help as many people as possible like we did Joe, making a better future a reality.

Anyone can help us on this mission, you don’t have to be a barrister to sign up. All you need is a smile, determination and the desire to make a difference!

To register for the challenge or to find out more, click here or contact our Fundraising and Communications team at communications@weareadvocate.org.uk