Call for Community Solidarity: Support your local Advice Centre

Call for Community Solidarity

Herne Hill is generally an affluent and socially-aware community.  But not everyone has a million-pound home, and many neighbours and friends struggle to get by on tight budgets, or have employment, debt or bad housing problems.  For 50 years the Brixton Advice Centre on Railton Road has helped, advised and acted for local people with legal or administrative problems who would otherwise be unable to afford legal services.  It averages getting on for 5000 cases each year.  It is a vital part of life in Herne Hill and Brixton.  Unless you have used its services you probably don’t know it exists.

Austerity has savaged the Centre’s budget, so to generate income, trustees and staff will be taking part in the 2019 Legal Walk on17th June when the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers raise funds for good causes.

I am asking those of us who are fortunate to invest in the community in which we live by sponsoring our walkers.  Follow the link below.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?userUrl=BrixtonAC19&pageUrl=2 

Just as sponsored walkers want to be first, everyone in Herne Hill wants to ensure that   no-one in our community gets left behind.  So, support your community Advice Centre.  

By making life better for some the Centre makes the community better for everyone.

Fred Taggart

Honorary Secretary: Brixton Advice Centre 

(and Herne Hill resident for 39 years)