Old Nick cycling for CHAC

UPDATE: the July ride didn’t happen because of the weather, but it has now (finally) taken place: read about it and see some photos here.

CHAC trustee Nick Jackson is cycling 50km for TeamCHAC on Saturday 27 July. Please consider sponsoring him here or TeamCHAC here. Click here to find out more about the bike ride and why Nick’s riding in July (rather than April when initially planned).

TeamCHAC is taking part in the London Legal Walk, 17 June 2019 - please sponsor us!

TeamCHAC will be taking part in the London Legal Support Trust (LLST) annual fundraising event on the 17 June, the London Legal Walk. In 2018 13,000 people took part in the 10km walk around London, beginning in the legal district, raising a record breaking £830,000 for charitable legal advice services.


Leading figures in the legal sector lead the walk, including Lord Burnett (Lord Chief Justice), Lady Hale (President of the Supreme Court), Sir Terrence Etherton (Master of the Rolls), Geoffrey Cox QC MP (Attorney General), Lucy Frazer QC MP (Solicitor General) and many other current and former judges. They are followed by many involved in the delivery of legal services, including many from the leading law firms and chambers across the country, as well as organisations that benefit from LLST’s generosity - including TeamCHAC.

CHAC manager Paul Wilkinson will be joined by trustees Viv Gambling, Nick Jackson, Tessa O’Sullivan and Nick Piska for the walk.

The London Legal Support Trust provides hope for advice centres such as Canterbury Housing Advice Centre at a time when legal aid has been cut and core funding for advice services is difficult to secure. Without the funding provided by LLST CHAC would be unable to provide help to many of the people who come to us for housing advice.

Nick Piska, Chair of CHAC

While law firms are raising money for the LLST, which is distributed to the various advice and pro bono centres LLST support, as CHAC is an organisation supported by LLST all donations to TeamCHAC will go to CHAC. Please support TeamCHAC here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CHAC.

The London Legal Support Trust is an independent charity that raises funds for free legal services in London and the South East. CHAC is proud to be a LLST Centre of Excellence and is grateful to the LLST for the generous contribution it makes to CHAC’s core funding, helping to maintain free and confidential housing advice in the Canterbury District.

Team CHAC at the KM Big Bike Ride - 28 April 2019

Team CHAC is back! We’re entering a team to take part in the KM Big Bike Ride.

The charity ride, organised by the KM Charity Team, will be held on Sunday 28 April 2019, starting from Betteshanger Country Park, Deal, Kent. Team CHAC is taking part in the 50km route, but if anyone would like to ride the 100km route on behalf of CHAC we’d be delighted!

This is a thrilling way to raise money for this excellent cause. The ride will give superb views of our beautiful coastline and countryside as an added perk for participants.
— Simon Dolby, KM Charity Team

If you’d like to ride for Team CHAC please book your place at http://www.kmcharityteam.co.uk/challenge/bikeride - under ‘supported charity’ please select ‘Canterbury Housing Advice Centre’. Once signed up please email Nick Jackson to be added to Team CHAC on whitstable.nick@outlook.com

If you can’t take part in the ride you can still support us by sponsoring the team here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/TeamCHAC2019. 70% of sponsorship money raised goes to CHAC and 30% will go to the children’s road safety initiatives carried out by the KM Charity Team. (The organisers' costs are paid wholly from entrance fee of £30 and not from sponsorship.)

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Christmas Wine Tasting Fundraiser for CHAC, 6 December - TICKETS AVAILABLE

Festive wine tasting at the Whitstable Castle (aka Tankerton Towers) hosted by Henry Rymill, formerly of The Wine Room now of ‘Wine Underground’, starting promptly at 8pm on Thursday 6th December.

There will be 8 festive wines: starting with a sparkling wine, then 3 white wines then 4 reds. The theme will be suggestions for Christmas, either for the feast on the big day, as gifts or gluggable party and festive wines. There will be mince pies on arrival as well as nibbles halfway through with local cheeses form the Cheesemakers of Canterbury and Italian salamis, olives, sundried tomatoes etc.

The evening includes 8 wine tastings, nibbles, a raffle with some great prizes (tickets can be purchased on the night), and fun & games…

Total cost: £40 of which £20 goes to CHAC.

To book please email Peter Ash on fundraising@chac.co.uk