MORE than 100 people joined the 10k sponsored walk this week, which managed to raise nearly £5,000 for legal aid.

The Legal Walk on Monday saw judges, members of the judiciary and the public come together to raise money for legal aid services in Brighton.

Andy Winter, Brighton Housing Trust chief executive, said: “The Brighton Legal Walk is an annual event aimed at raising awareness that there is free, independent advice available in the city provided by a number of excellent advice agencies.

“These include the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, the Money Advice and Community Support Service, and Brighton Housing Trust.

“It has another purpose and that is to raise much needed funds for these organisations.”

He added: “Over the last year we have seen changes in legal aid.

“A number of areas where we used to provide advice and representation are no longer funded, and those areas where we are funded have seen a reduction in the amounts we receive.”

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