Edinburgh Law School staff take a Big Leap in aid of Free Legal Advice Centre

Four members of Edinburgh Law School took part in the University’s “Big Leap” on Sunday by abseiling down the Law School’s temporary home, David Hume Tower, to raise funds for the University’s Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC).

Rebecca Samaras (director of Edinburgh Centre for Professional Legal Studies), Katy Hood (pro bono administrator, FLAC), Simone Duffy (marketing and Communications Officer, Law School) and David Murphy (previous student director of FLAC), took the brave step to lean back off a platform teetering at the top of the building and gingerly make the 141ft descent. The team joined other members of staff from across the University, for the day of abseiling to raise funds for charity.

Katy Hood said: “The Big Leap Abseil was a nerve-wracking challenge but an incredible experience and thoroughly enjoyable when the adrenaline rush kicked in. The Free Legal Advice Centre greatly appreciates all support and sponsorship from The Big Leap fundraising. All donations will go towards supporting the Free Legal Advice Centre in continuing to provide legal advice and assistance to those in the local Edinburgh community. We greatly appreciate all of the support we have received and this will go towards helping us provide education for our Diploma in Professional Legal Practice students and also increase access to justice within Edinburgh.”

Together the team have raised over £1,000 for FLAC and are still welcoming donations on their JustGiving page. They would like to sincerely thank all those who supported them both through sponsorship and support on the day.

All of the funds raised will go towards the supporting the work of the Free Legal Advice Centre.

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