Legal professionals and advice agencies across the UK have joined forces to host the Great Legal Bake, raising over £19,000 for those in need of access to justice.
Organised by the London Legal Support Trust in partnership with the Access to Justice Foundation, over 100 bakes took place during Pro Bono Week.
The funds raised will go towards addressing the unmet legal need of one third of people in England and Wales, as well as the £30 million funding gap for advice agencies.
Toby Brown, Chair of the Pro Bono Week organising committee, commented: “We saw star bakers up and down the country donate their cakes and other baked goods, raising much needed funds for access to justice charities. The decoration on a number of the cakes was of Bake Off quality, so my task of judging the photo competition of the best looking cakes is going to be difficult!”
Pro Bono Week is an annual event to celebrate and support the voluntary contribution made by the legal profession in giving free legal help. Events were held across the UK to discuss how pro bono changes lives and how its impact can be maximised.
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