Andy Hall (BPTC student), a prominent member of the Human Rights Unit pro bono project at the Manchester BPP site, has done a sterling job in organising a charity football event to raise much needed funds for the North West Legal Support Trust (NWLST). The NWLST is a charity which distributes funds to numerous organisations that support those who need legal help but cannot afford it. Receiving legal help makes an enormous difference to people’s lives, helping to reduce debt, poverty and suffering.
More info about NWLST can be found here: http://www.nwlst.org.uk/
The charity event took place on 3rd June 2016 and involved a fierce clash on the football field between Manchester students in their final year of vocational study before entering the legal profession as, respectively, barristers or solicitors. Donations were collected through entrance fees for the game and a sweepstake on the top goalscorer, leading to a fabulous total of £106 raised for the charity!
The line up for the day was:
- The BPTC Team: Andy Hall, Kelvesh Deshenraj, Jake Cornthwaite, Marios Stylianides, Leo Chin Kar Quinn, and Adam Gulliver.
- The LPC Team: Alasdair Dougan, Alex Villers, Thomas Ash, Tom Grant, Tony Hugh, and Craig Beepath.
An unnamed spectator at the event shared his post-match analysis:
“A strong start, and an early lead, for the BPTC team could not hide a lack of match fitness as they gave way to a resurgent LPC team who went on to record a resounding victory. Tom Grant had a particularly good game scoring several goals as the LPC team pressed their advantage.”
Well done to all involved and especially Andy Hall for his efforts in pulling the event together!
Action shots courtesy of Eric Goh (BPTC).