Category Archives: Law Campaign sponsored events – current

Canterbury Legal Walk raises in excess of £21,000 towards the Kent Law Campaign

On Saturday 11th June, over 120 people took part in the second Canterbury Legal Walk, a 10km sponsored walk around the University of Kent’s beautiful Canterbury campus and the city of Canterbury to raise money for the Kent Law Campaign. We would like to thank our many walkers including local judges, barristers, law firms, alumni, staff, students and friends of the University for taking part and raising over £21,000. Thank you also to all our volunteers who helped to make the day so successful and to KTV for covering the day. You can view their coverage online.

The Canterbury Legal Walk is organised by the University of Kent and raises funds for the Kent Law Clinic which provides free legal advice and representation to members of the local community who need but cannot afford access to legal services. It is one of a series of fundraising walks held throughout England and Wales and takes place annually.

Kent alumna to walk the 100km Thames Path Challenge in aid of the Kent Law Campaign

Natalie Salunke, Chair of the Kent Law Campaign Young Alumni Group and Peter Wilkinson, supporter of the Kent Law Campaign, will be joining over 4000 participants to take on the Thames Path Challenge! On 12-13 September, Natalie and Peter will walk the 100km Thames route challenge starting from Putney Bridge and ending at Henley-on-Thames in aid of the Kent Law Campaign.

The Thames Path is unique; it’s the only long distance path to follow a river for most of its length. The full route begins at Bishop’s Park, next to Putney Bridge, and on through leafy Kew and Richmond past the last non-tidal lock at Teddington. It passes the Royal palace of Hampton Court, beneath Windsor Castle and on through beautiful countryside to Henley.

For Natalie this is her latest fundraising challenge she has set herself, although it is not jumping out of planes or throwing herself off 160ft cranes, this challenge requires stamina and commitment in order to complete the 100km route which could take up to 30 hours!

Please show your support by sponsoring Natalie and Peter through their JustGiving page. All money raised from their challenge will go directly to the Kent Law Campaign.

Supporters of the Campaign prepare to bungee jump at The O2

On Saturday 25th July, Natalie Salunke, Chair of the Kent Law Campaign Student Group, Sahar Habibmohammadi and Thomas Smith from Santander Universities will be jumping from a 160ft crane located at The O2 Arena.  If they are brave enough to take in their surroundings they will be able to see magnificent views of The Thames, Canary Wharf and Central London.

Sahar and Thomas will be taking part in a tandem jump and brave Natalie will be jumping solo. All three will be raising money for the Kent Law Campaign so please show your support by sponsoring them on their JustGiving pages.

If you have been inspired by Natalie, Sahar and Thomas’ bungee jump challenge please contact Felicity Clifford for information on how you can get involved and take on your own challenge for the Kent Law Campaign.

Sponsor Sahar and Thomas at http://www.justgiving.com/Sahar-Bungee.
Sponsor Natalie at http://www.justgiving.com/Natalie-Salunke.

Kent alumna to participate in the Dusk till Dawn, Magna Carta Golf Challenge

On Monday 22nd June, Natalie Salunke, Kent alumna and Chair of the Kent Law Campaign Young Alumni Group will be taking part in the Dusk to Dawn, Magna Carta Golf Challenge organised by The London Legal Support Trust. The Challenge takes place at the Verulam Golf Club, home of the Ryder Cup and set in the heart of historic St Albans, where Magna Carta was first drafted.

Natalie will be completing a 54 hole challenge which will result in walking just under 30 miles in a single day. This is a tough challenge for any golfer so we wish Natalie the best of luck and thank her for her continued support towards the Campaign.

Natalie will be raising sponsorship and splitting the funds equally between the Kent Law Campaign and The London Legal Support Trust, please show your support and sponsor Natalie at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NatalieSalunke.

Kent alumna to take part in Eton Swim in aid of the Kent Law Campaign

We would like to thank Hannah Bignell, former Chair of the Kent Law Campaign Student Group and current Young Alumni Group member, for signing up to take part in the Eton Swim on Monday 25th May. This is a gruelling 3km open water swim and she hopes to raise a total of £500 to be split between the Kent Law Campaign and Prostate Cancer UK.

Hannah said: “I was the Chair of the 2012/13 Kent Law Campaign Student Group and have decided to raise money for the Campaign as it is an absolutely fantastic cause which will benefit students and the community greatly. I was involved in the Kent Law Clinic and the Mooting Programme throughout my time at Kent and these experiences have enhanced my passion for pursing a legal career.

“I am definitely not a natural speed or stamina swimmer and when I first went training back in October 20 lengths was a struggle let alone 120 outside! This will most definitely be a huge personal challenge for me but I am really excited about taking part for two such worthy causes.”

The University of Kent will match each donation Hannah receives pound for pound including Gift Aid so we would be extremely grateful if you would sponsor her online.

We wish her the best of luck with her fundraising and the challenge itself.

Chair of the Young Alumni Group to abseil down iconic Olympic Park structure

Natalie Salunke, Chair of the Young Alumni Group, will be abseiling down the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit on Friday 17th April 2015 to raise money for the Kent Law Campaign.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK’s tallest structure and has up to 20 miles of breath-taking views across London. Made of over 2000 tonnes of steal the ArcelorMittal Orbit was created by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor and designer Cecil Balmond and constructed to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Please show your support by sponsoring Natalie online. All money raised will go towards the Kent Law Campaign and will be matched pound for pound by the University of Kent.

We would like to thank Natalie for her continued support of the Kent Law Campaign through her participation in various sponsored events including a skydive, Superhero Run, Thames Path Challenge and a Santa Run.  To date, she has raised in excess of £5,500 towards our goal.

For more information about the ArcelorMittal Orbit Abseil please visit their website or contact Felicity Clifford to find out how you can take part in aid of the Kent Law Campaign.

Kent Law School student to run the Reading Half Marathon

Billy Ng, Vice-Chair of the Kent Law Campaign Student Group, took to the sky on Saturday 29th November 2014 to participate in a charity skydive to raise money for the Kent Law Campaign. Not content with just one challenge, Billy is now taking on the grueling task of training for the Vitality Reading Half Marathon.

On Sunday 22nd March Billy will join thousands of runners and take to the streets of Reading all in aid of the Kent Law Campaign. We would like to thank Billy for his enthusiasm and commitment and wish him luck during training as well as on the day.

If you would like to show your support please sponsor Billy online. All money raised will go towards building a new home for the Kent Law Clinic and will be matched pound for pound by the University of Kent.

If you would like to raise money for the Kent Law Campaign by taking part in a sponsored event, please contact Felicity Clifford to find out the support available to you.

Head of Campaigns to take on winter abseil challenge

On Saturday 1 November 2014, the University of Kent’s Head of Campaigns, Hilary Edridge, will be taking part in the Winter Abseil Challenge organised by the KM Charity Team to raise money for the Kent Law Campaign.

The challenge will see Hilary (Hils) abseiling down the new Premier Inn, a five-storey building, in Canterbury on a winter’s morning and we ask that you support her in this exciting event.  She has set herself a fundraising target of £2,000 and would be most grateful if you would sponsor her to help her reach her goal.

About the challenge, Hilary said, “As Head of the Campaign I have set my target high, but with the help of my friends, family, colleagues and other supporters we could make a measurable difference and help close the gap on the remainder of the money needed for our new law clinic building.  This year we have worked hard to achieve our campaign goal and getting to this point has taken a lot of hard work by a lot of people. It’s now my turn to personally step up and abseil gracefully down a multi-storey building in Canterbury.”

Whilst this is not a challenge for those without a head for heights, Hilary is looking for people to join her team and urges you to sign up to join her!  If you would like to take part it is just £12 to register via the KM Charity website.

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Following on from the enormous success of their 2013 5km Fun Run, the Kent Law Campaign Student Group (KLCSG) is holding the 2014 “Race for Justice” on Saturday 25th October and is looking for people to register to take part.

The event, which raised £4,574 last year, is a 5km route around the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus which will pass the Kent Law School, Kent Law Clinic, the site for the new building and will take in the stunning views campus has to offer.

Andrew Wilson, Fundraising Officer for the Group, said: “We are extremely excited about this event and hope that we get a record number of people signing up to take part.  We really want to exceed last year’s total and hope our alumni, students and staff will support us!”

The KLCSG is also looking for companies to sponsor various items for the event such as fruit, energy drinks, medals, t-shirts and trophies.  If you can help, or know somebody who can, please contact us.

For more information about this event or to register to take part, please visit our website.

Kent Super Heroes to raise money for the Kent Law Campaign

On Sunday 18th May, a team of six Super Heroes (also known as staff, students and alumni of the University of Kent) will be joining over 1,000 runners at the Super Hero Run in Regent’s Park, London to raise money for the Kent Law Campaign.

Anna Pollard, Simone Kraemer, Felicity Clifford and Claire Battersby (all from the University’s Development Office), Natalie Salunke (Kent alumna and Chair of the Young Alumni Group) and Angela Watson (a member of University of Kent staff and a current part-time law student at our Medway campus) will be donning their Super Hero outfits to take part in this unusual event.

Of the challenge, Felicity said: “I am really looking forward to Sunday’s very exciting event and have my outfit at the ready!  The Kent Law Campaign is a very important project which will provide huge benefits to our students and local comminuty once our vision becomes a reality. The Kent Law Clinic is a real asset to society and it gives students first hand experiences of what law is like in reality. I feel honoured to be able to play a part in its future.”

The team has currently raised 72% of their £300 target and we hope that you will be able to contribute to their fund to help them reach their goal by sponsoring them online.  www.justgiving.com/kentlawcampaignsuperheroes

We will request photographs from the team after the event to share with you and in the meantime wish them the best of luck for their challenge!