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  • Walk the Thames for FRU 2017; Will you join us?
    Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:27

    Walk the Thames for FRU 2017; Will you join us?
    On Saturday 28th October FRU will be taking part in Walk the Thames.  We would love to beat last years efforts and have as many walkers as possible join our team and to help raise much needed funds.

    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.  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.

  • Holly Stout swims the Serpentine on Saturday to raise funds for FRU
    Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:28

    Please support Holly Stout as she swims the Serpentine on Saturday to raise funds for FRU. Swim the Serpentine is a festival of open water swimming staged in the heart of London on Saturday 16 September 2017.  Up to 6,000 swimmers will swim one or two miles in open water.

    Please encourage and support Holly over her one mile swim through the murky waters of the serpentine by giving generously below.

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/holly-garrard1

  • 45th Birthday Fundraising Events
    Thu, 06/15/2017 - 13:43

    This year is FRU's 45th Birthday and to celebrate, we have entered a number of fundraising events.  We have already seen two people undertake the 26.2 mile run in the London Marathon in April for FRU's Birthday and we have some other events to watch out for too. 

    We are currently looking sponsorship of our cyclist, Stephen Ball, who will be taking part in RideLondon 2017. 

    We are also looking for volunteers to take part in the Swim the Serpentine festival in September.  Please see our events page for further details of how to get involved, who to contact and how to sponsor our participants.

  • New Chief Executive joins FRU
    Wed, 06/07/2017 - 12:35

    David Abbott has joined FRU as our new Chief Executive.
     
    Today we welcome David Abbott as our new Chief Exec. David joins FRU from the civil service where he has worked in the justice system for 18 years in a variety of roles, including as chief inspector of the court system. David has also worked for Citizens Advice and for a number of professional regulatory bodies.
     
    David said “I’m hugely honoured and exited to be joining FRU in its 45th year. FRU has a fantastic reputation and carries out excellent work in enabling access to justice and training lawyers in essential skills.”

  • Thank you to our wonderful walkers - London Legal Walk 2017
    Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:58

    On Monday 22nd May FRU took part in the 10k London Legal Walk.  

    HUGE THANKS to all of you that walked to raise money for FRU.  It was an extremely pleasant evening and we all enjoyed the walk, the sunshine and the scenery of London.

    Thank you to all the generous people who sponsored our walkers; together we raised over £650.  For more information, to see photos from the walk or to donate, please see our fundraising events page.