Following our fourth successful Reception, this time held in Leeds at the Royal Armouries Museum, we have received some great feedback and made some exciting new contacts. Attendees met thirteen of the organisations being funded by the Foundation as well as staff and Governors.

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In particular three of our Justice First Fellows were present to talk about their experience of the JFF Scheme – Melissa and Nadia, from Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit, are in the final year of their training contract and Ronagh Craddock, who started her training contract with Ben Hoare Bell in January this year.

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Speaking at the event, Major Stan Hardy (Rtd), Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire – pictured with Matthew Smerdon (CEO) and Guy Beringer (Chairman of Governors) of the Foundation – paid tribute to the variety of work being funded by the Foundation and the scale of what had been achieved in the short time since the Foundation’s launch.

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