If only that was literary possible. It would be great to be propelled around the London Marathon course by the good wishes of hundreds of Employment Tribunal Claims readers (not to mention it would undoubtedly improve my time).
But, even though it isn’t literally possible, it is figuratively possible. I’ll be running the marathon on behalf of the Free Representation Unit, where I work as Legal Officer, Employment. Since 1972, FRU has done what is says on the tin: provide representation in tribunals for people who can’t afford lawyers. We do this by working with law students, thereby providing them with invaluable experience. It’s a win-win for everyone involved, but particularly for the 500 or so client who we help every year.
To do this, however, we do need a lot of support from other people, including financial support. And, basically, the marathon is a good excuse to ask (I also like to think you might be moved by my impending discomfort). Every little helps — if every reader of the blog donated 50p, I’d smash my fundraising target.
If you would like to contribute, you can do so through justgiving at: https://www.justgiving.com/reed2015
Also, if you’d like to leave an encouraging comment here, please do so!