Fundraising Events

We are always eager to hear from individuals and organisations that are keen to host fundraising events from Pub Quizzes to Marathons, and everything in between. If you would like to hold an event on behalf of FRU please contact us on

Get Involved or Sponsor

This year FRU has entered a number of fundraising and sporting events.  We are currently looking for participants for the London MarathonVitality 10k and Ride London Surrey 100 as well as people to join our London Legal Walk team and Walk the Thames team.  If you are interested in taking part in any of these events for FRU or know someone who would be then please contact us on

We are also seeking sponsorship of our participants in these events.  Please see below for further details and the donation pages. 

FRU's 50th Birthday Fundraising Events


Ride London 2022

Taking place on Sunday 28th May.

Join our 50 for 50 campaign. Donating 50p per mile will mean that you will donate £50 for FRU’s 50th Birthday. Help FRU celebrate 50 years.

This year we have one rider Jose Almeida who has had five weeks’ notice and is riding his single speed bike for 100 plus miles in support of FRU. His rider number is 112656 (name Jose Alme), follow his progress on the day!

RideLondon-Essex 100 challenge is a unique opportunity to ride 100 miles on traffic-free roads through the heart of London and neighbouring Essex.


London Marathon 2022

This years London Marathon is taking place on Sunday 2nd October.  We have entered a team of five to run on behalf of FRU; John Mehrzad QC, Rad Kohanzad, Holly Stout, Ashton Squires and Jonny Castle.  We hope that they will have your support as they take on this exciting challenge for FRU's 50th Birthday.  They will be raising much needed funding for FRU so please help encourage and support our runners.  Information about our team and their donation pages are below:

John Mehrzad QC

Rad Kohanzad

Holly Stout, Employment Judge

As a trainee barrister I did my first cases for FRU and saw for myself how important the advice and support that FRU provides can be. Legal aid is not available for employment or social security cases, although many individuals who find themselves needing to make a claim or appeal cannot afford representation and are ill-equipped to navigate what are often complex legal proceedings. Now as a judge, it is clear to me that support from organisations such as FRU is still very much needed and that it can make a significant contribution to the efficient administration of justice as well as being of benefit to the individuals themselves.

I am therefore delighted to be attempting my first marathon for FRU. Last year I ran my first half marathon, and was still (just about) able to walk the next day, so the full distance naturally seemed to be the appropriate next challenge, but it is still a very daunting prospect.

Please be generous in your support for FRU.


Ashton Squires

Jonny Castle




London Legal Walk 2022; Will you join us?


We are looking for volunteers to join us in walking to fundraise for FRU.

FRU has been walking on the London Legal Walk since it started. The London Legal Walk is a 10km "after work" walk around central London and we're proud to be walking for the 18th time!  It is a great opportunity to get to know members of the team and raise money for FRU.  As an added bonus it also forms a great networking opportunity.

If you are unable to join the FRU walkers, please consider assisting us with marshalling the event. We understand that lots of you have busy schedules but any time you are able to give would be very welcome.

Send an email to if you would like to join our team or help us with the event.

Please share the link to our donation page with your friends and colleagues so we can raise as much as possible:

More information about the walk can be found here.


Vitality 10K London

The Vitality London 10,000 is London's most inspiring 10K race and features a spectacular route in the heart of the capital, starting on The Mall and finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.

On Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2022, Jessica Brittain will be running the Vitality 10K.  We are taking part in a number of fundraising events to mark FRU's 50th Birthday this year and this is the first of those events.  We wish Jess the best of luck on Monday.  Good Luck!

If you would like to make a donation to Jess please visit


Walk the Thames for FRU 2021; Will you join us?



On Saturday 22nd May FRU will be taking part in Walk the Thames.  We would love to beat previous years efforts and have as many walkers as possible join our team and to help raise funds for FRU.

Walk the Thames is a half marathon or full marathon event which you can walk, run or cycle.  It is a great opportunity to have a pleasant (but still challenging) walk along the banks of the Thames.  More information about the event can be found here.

If you would like to join the FRU team, please send an email noting your interest and telling us if you are joining us for the half or full marathon and if you are going to walk, run or cycle.  We will send further information to walkers once they have registered with us.  Friends and family are also welcome to join the team.

If you are unable to take part in the walk, please consider donating to our teams efforts.  FRU's online donation page can be found here.

We do hope that you can join us.


Past Fundraising Events 

Prudential Ride London 2019

Thanks to our four cyclists for taking part in Ride London on 4 August. Our team consisted of Anne Fairpo, Tony Almeida, Jack Gilliland and Amrit Bachu.

Together they rode 400 miles to raise funds for FRU.  Over £650 was raised from the event.

Our thanks go to each of them for giving their time and effort to support our service and to everyone who made a donation.

London Marathon 2021


On Sunday 3rd October Imogen Leipnik, Ewan Smith, Charles Hale QC and Sam Taverner joined thousands of runners taking part in the London Marathon in order to raise funds for FRU.

Well done to the team who all completed the course in an amazing time and raised much needed funding for FRU.  We would like to give a huge thank you to you all for your hard work and dedication.  We would also like to thank all those who made a donation to our Team.

London Legal Walk 2021

FRU staff and volunteers joined thousands of walkers for the London Legal Support Trust's annual 'London Legal Walk' to raise money for free legal advice.

Well done to all the members of the FRU team who raised a fantastic amount for FRU!  We would like to give a huge thank you to our team and all those who donated.


On the FRU team were:  Imogen Leipnik, David Abbott, Michael Reed, Robin Robison, Cherelle Byron.