Great Legal Bake - 20th-24th February 2017

Advice charities support some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our society; enabling them to understand their legal issues, access their rights and giving them the ability to regain control of their lives.

Following the recession, many working families’ household incomes have decreased, making paid-for legal advice unattainable. As the number of people desperately in need of free legal help rises, funding for free advice services is being continuously cut.

The lack of funding has meant some organisations have had to merge, stretching tight resources even further. Many have ceased to provide services altogether, leaving whole communities with almost no access to advice if they are unable to afford legal fees.  With your help, we can change that.

The North West Legal Support Trust (NWLST) was established to raise money to support the free legal advice sector. We award grants to charities to ensure vulnerable people can access the help and support they need.

Join NWLST for the Great Legal Bake during the week of Monday 20th – Friday 24th February and raise funds which protect access to advice for those who have nowhere else to turn.

1. Register your firm here. You can see the other organisations who have already signed up here.

2. We provide all the materials you need to hold a successful bake sale! Check out our website for posters, email footers, bunting and even price labels!

3. Get baking (and eating!) Our handy top ten tips for a successful bake sale can be found here.

With your support we can continue to ensure that free legal advice services remain available and effective for those who are most in need.

If there’s anything we can do to help or if there’s any further information you need please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

Laura Cassidy
Fundraising and Development Manager
The North West Legal Support Trust

PS: Remember, if you are...

• a legal advice agency 100% of the funds you raise are kept by your charity!
• a law firm or chambers you can raise 50% for your favourite legal advice charity and 50% for the NWLST by telling us which partner agency you want to raise for.