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  • THANK YOU to Old Square Chambers - £5711 raised!
    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 08:51

    Six Teams by Old Square Chambers raised money for FRU by participating in the 2013 Virgin Active London Triathlon.

    If raising £5711 wasn't enough of a challenge - out  of 255 teams entered, two of chambers teams came in the top ten:
    Team 2 (Michael Ford QC, Andrew, Andre Midgely and Ben Cooper) came 4th overall.
    Team 6 (Simon Cheetham, Dan Schaffer and Ralph Robinson) came 9th overall.

    Solicitors taking part in the six teams came from, Berwin Leighton, Bircham Dyson Bell, Herbert Smith, Unison, Rahman Lowe, Rumm Law, TSols, Emm Law, Penningtons, and Fox Whitfield.

    Super Athlete
    If that was not enough, Andrew Midgely then jumped straight back in the water to compete in the individual event coming 165 out of a field of over 2000.

    FRU wants to say a big Thank You to all those who were involved.

  • Want to “Walk the Thames” with FRU?
    Wed, 08/21/2013 - 15:18

    FRU are looking for walkers to sign up to the annual “Walk the Thames” event to raise money for FRU’s new computers!

    walk the thames logoWe are asking people to join Management Committee members George Miller and Madeline Stanley in walking the Thames on 5th and 6th October 2013.

    This is a fun way to raise money, meet other legal professionals, see the riverside sites of London and get a FRU t-shirt!

    This years’ Walk the Thames will be led by Mr Justice Haddon-Cave.

    Walk the Thames is a two day event organised by the London Legal Trust which allows participants the opportunity to take part at a level which is suitable for them.

    Participants can choose to either walk or run over one or two days of this 40 mile winter walk (20 miles per day).
    - Day One sees walkers travel from Clifford Chance's offices in Canary Wharf to Putney.
    - Day Two has a route from Russell Cooke's offices in Putney to Hampton Court.

    Want to join us? Email Rebecca  for more details.

    If you don’t have the time to walk – then please consider donating! In 2012 FRU raised £1,230.00 from the walk – we want to beat this total in 2013!


  • New computers!
    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 13:36

    We would like to thank everyone who made a donation to our appeal.  

    Thanks to your help, we were able to raise sufficient funds to replace our computers.

    The new computers have been installed and have already made a great difference, helping our volunteers to do their excellent work.

    We are grateful for your generosity and appreciate your help, which has made such an impact on the vital work we do.


  • UCL Talent Show
    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 14:17

    On 22nd March 2013 UCL students raised a magnificent £498 for FRU at their annual pro bono talent show.

    UCL Talent Show PictureMiles Beckwith, Performer said "Taking part in 'Benthams got talent' was great fun. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and everyone seemed up for a good night. It's nice to know that the whole thing was in aid of the FRU, which is a great cause. The money raised comes at a crucial time and it is fundraising events like this that will safeguard everyone's right to representation."

    UCL Talent ShowJack Palmer-Coole, Organiser, UCL Law Society Pro Bono Officer 2012-2013 said "The money raised by the Talent Show was donated to FRU as we felt that it was a most worthy cause to aid as a student body and more importantly to promote amongst the student body. The faculty already has strong links with FRU and it was clear that FRU has committed time and effort to allow UCL Law Students to experience Pro Bono and wider opportunities and therefore is something the UCL Law Society and myself wanted to thank them for."

    The FRU team are hugely grateful for the money raised by the UCL students and wish them every luck with their studies!

    If you are a University or Student and would like to run a similar event please contact:

  • 2013 Virgin Active London Triathlon - Support Old Square's Teams
    Wed, 07/10/2013 - 13:48

    Six Teams organised by Old Square Chambers are raising money for FRU by participating in the 2013 Virgin Active London Triathlon; the largest and most established Triathlon in the world.

    The event will take place on 27/07/2013 and 28/07/2013 and expects to attract over 13,000 triathletes across the two days.

    On Saturday 27th July there will be the Super Sprint, Sprint, the Team Sprint and the Team Olympic events, whereas on the Sunday there will be the Olympic distance events, including the elites racing and the Olympic Plus event.

    Please show your support for FRU and Old Square Chambers epic athletic attempts by sponsoring one (or all!) of the six teams here:

    Team 1

    Team 2

    Team 3

    Team 4

    Team 5

    Team 6