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  • Congratulations are in order!
    Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:31

    FRU has had a baby! Congratulations to Sharon Sneddon, our long-standing office manager who this week had baby Noah. Sharon, Noah and Sharon's husband Tony are all doing well and everyone here looks forward to meeting this next generation FRU volunteer.

  • Fundraising for our Walk the Thames Team 2017
    Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:40

    FRU put together a team of Staff, including David Abbott, CEO of FRU, for the “Walk the Thames” event, organised by the London Legal Support Trust. Teams of walkers from across the legal profession raised money to support free legal advice services across London. 

    The money raised by our team will go directly to supporting the work of FRU.

    There is still time to support our teams effort. If you haven't done so already, please consider sponsoring them. The walk is 26 miles  on Saturday October 28th . It will most likely be cold and at least sometimes wet.

    Please consider sponsoring our team:



  • Autumn Training Days Dates
    Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:19

    We are pleased to announce that our Autumn training dates are as follows:

    Employment - Saturday 21st October, 10am-4pm
    Booking will open on Wednesday 27th September

    Social Security - Saturday 28th October, 10am-4pm
    Booking will open on Friday 29th September

    There are also limited places available for training sessions taking place in Nottingham: these are for Nottingham Law School students who attend Nottingham Trent University and who are eligible to volunteer.  Students who are interested should contact staff at the University’s Legal Advice Centre for more information.  Details about how and when to apply for places will be circulated by the Legal Advice Centre.

  • 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.