I'm a marketing volunteer for a local charity, Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL), and we're organising a 'mini legal walk' - to raise funds for AFRIL walkers at London Legal Walk 2016 - in Hilly Fields on 7th May.
AFRIL support refugees and migrants in the Lewisham area through a range of practical and holistic advice services that help them to rebuild their lives. This includes the weekly Rainbow Club for primary school aged children, English Language classes and an advice service providing support around housing, employment and immigration.
To raise funds for the advice service AFRIL are walking London Legal Walk on 16th May, a 10km fundraising walk around London to raise funds for legal advice organisations supporting vulnerable people. This is a big event with thousands of walkers from law firms and legal advice charities taking part.
Our Just Giving page for the Legal Walk, which also has some background info about the event, is http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/AFRIL
Through the mini walk in Hilly Fields on 7th May at 2pm we're hoping to raise awareness for AFRIL and the London Legal Walk among people in the Brockley and Lewisham area. So far we have over 10 AFRIL volunteers walking and are inviting members of the public to take part too. The walk will start at 2pm at The Francis Drake Bowls Club at the bottom of Hilly Fields.