Aston Bond’s London Legal Walk 2017
On May the 22nd, Aston Bond took part in The London Legal Walk 2017 for the third year running. This iconic 10km walk around central is the largest fundraising event in the legal calendar. Thousands of lawyers, judges, colleagues and friends (both human and of the four-legged variety) all walked this year to help raise money and awareness for vital legal aid in and around London. The turnout was huge, with as many as 700 teams and 12,000 people taking part – record breaking for this event!
When we arrived we were greeted by a street party. There were people dressed up and on stilts, a duo of walking bushes, flame jugglers, Jamaican steel drums and even Judge Rinder. Everyone that took part was happy to take photos with the walkers and really put the effort in to making London Legal Walk 2017 very entertaining.
The sun was out and it was the perfect day for everyone involved. This year there were two routes to choose from. The park route took you down the Mall, past Buckingham palace, through St James’ Park, Hyde Park, and through Charring Cross. The other walk was the river walk which lead us down the Embankment, across the river to the Southbank, past the London eye and by Big Ben and back across at Vauxhall bridge and past Parliament. We chose the river walk, as it was the new route for this year.
Our reward for the walk was to be greeted by the much-needed food and drinks stalls at the street party on Carey Street. The aromas from the churros truck was well worth the wait and after such a walk we all allowed ourselves the luxury of tucking in to some delicious food and a refreshing drink. The atmosphere at these events is always one of camaraderie and this year was no different. The organisers did a fantastic job yet again.
As a firm we raised over £623.75 – a massive thank you to everyone that sponsored us to help beat last year’s target! An expected amount of over £800,000 has been raised collectively during the London Legal Walk from all the firms that took part.