A team of us in London have set ourselves the challenge of completing 2.6 million steps before 26 August to raise £2,600 for West London Mission (WLM), to help them in their continued efforts to support some of the most vulnerable in society during the current pandemic.
We started on 26 July and, to date, despite the heatwave we’re currently experiencing in the UK, we’ve completed 1.3 million steps, so are on track to complete the challenge.
WLM – a long-time charity partner of Ropes & Gray’s London office – is now in greater need than ever. Like many charity organisations, it is experiencing great financial difficulty as a result of the pandemic and is trying to raise £50,000 by 31 August, to enable them to continue to support their vulnerable residents and keep them safe from COVID-19. To raise funds they have set up the 2.6 challenge.
Please do support our efforts by donating here.
Under the Covid-19 pandemic WLM is working hard to keep safe all the guests in our various residences across London. We support people who are homeless and are ex-military, recently released ex-offenders and those affected by long-term alcohol abuse. We also support many people through our community centres. Many of our residents have underlying health conditions and fall into the clinically vulnerable category. We anticipate the additional measures we have put in place - employing extra staff, performing deep cleans, buying PPE etc - will be required for many weeks and months to come. Our Covid-19 costs are mounting and we urgently need your help to fundraise for us.