ILEX Charity Walk
Striding Out For Charity
20 May 2008 pr020.08
It was a case of best foot forward as ILEX President, Lesley Graham, Chief Executive, Diane Burleigh, council members from the London area and staff from Kempston, joined over 3000 other lawyers, solicitors, barristers and office staff to take part in the 4th Annual London Legal Sponsored walk on the evening of 19 May.
The assembled multitude covered ten kilometres from the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand to the Law Society in Chancery Lane, taking in some of some of London’s greatest landmarks, including Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, on the way.
Among the great and the good walking for charity was The Lord Chief Justice, The Rt Hon the Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Master of the Rolls, the Rt Hon Sir Anthony Clarke, the Attorney General, the Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Sir Kenneth Macdonald.
Although it is too early to say yet what the final total is, the organisers are hoping to raise over £300,000 from donations and sponsorship for the nominated charity, the Legal Support Trust, which supports voluntary legal advice organisations.
ILEX President, Lesley Graham said, “I am sure there were some sore feet this morning, but this was a great effort by all who took part to raise money for a worthy cause. The numbers taking part grow each year and I am sure that Legal Executives will continue to play an increasing roll in the future.”