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    9 April 2013

    Steeles Law Barrister Tom Bailey to complete London Marathon 2013

    Tom Bailey, a Barrister from Steeles Law’s dispute resolution team, will be joining the ranks of local competitors in this year’s London Marathon.  The Marathon itself needs no introduction.  On 21 April 2013 at 9.30am, 35,000 runners will begin a 26 mile course around the River Thames.  Like thousands of other runners, who have together raised over £500 million for good causes since the race began in 1981, Tom will be competing in the Marathon in support of his chosen charity – Shelter (www.shelter.org.uk). 

    Tom has been involved with Shelter in a professional capacity in the past, working on pro bono cases in order to assist people who were either at risk of homelessness, actually homeless or in crisis need.  The charity’s mission is to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing.  In its most direct form, this is by way of free advice and representation to those most in need.

    Commenting on Shelter, Tom said: “I believe very passionately that the work they do is vital, particularly in difficult economic times and given the ever deepening cuts to legal aid, they provide a truly vital service to those in real need.”

    At the time of writing, Tom was at 94% of his fundraising target (£1,700).  Donations of any amount to help Tom reach his goal would be gratefully received, and can be made online at: http://www.justgiving.com/Tom-Bailey5.

    Update: Congratulations to Tom for successfully completing the Marathon in 5 hours!