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We are extremely excited to announce that our Wednesday Croydon Legal Advice Clinic volunteers have won the Stronger Together award at the Mayor of Croydon Civic Awards 2017.
The award that was presented at the Hilton Croydon on Waddon Way on 17th October 2017, recognised their dedication and willingness of finding the time to give back to their community every Wednesday evening at the Croydon branch of South West London Law Centres. Many volunteers have been volunteering for South West London Law Centres for over 12 years and thus are hugely deserving of this award.
They were commended for offering free, high quality legal advice to people from all walks of life who find themselves in complicated legal situations, making them feel hopeless and at times desperate. We are proud of their support and we are very pleased to have such a reliable, dependable and capable team!
One of our Employment volunteer solicitors explains the reason that she volunteers at the evening clinics. "Pro bono is something close to my heart and if i had my way, that's all i would do, because it makes a real difference to those clients who would otherwise not have access to experienced and committed lawyers". This comment highlights the kind nature, passion and dedication of our volunteers. In addition, one of our client who had visited the evening sessions, described our centre as a "Great service because it has made me feel like a human being again! I wasn't being taken seriously before I came to visit you"
The other organisations that were also nominated for the award were Mind in Croydon- The Hub, and Jazz Rayit, Foundation 4 Life.
We want to give huge congratulations to our team for this well deserved award!
Also a big thank you to Croydon Council for putting on a lovely evening and to the sponsor of the award Brick by Brick.