Edinburgh office walk the walk for Fresh Start

John Muir walk

Solicitors from Digby Brown's Edinburgh office walked an incredible 26 miles from Edinburgh to North Berwick along the John Muir Way to raise funds for charity partner Fresh Start, who help homeless people in the area.

Our office nominated Fresh Start as the charity they would support throughout 2018. Already, they have taken part in the Edinburgh Marathon raising £1,225 for the charity.

The team set off at 8am on Sunday morning from the Edinburgh office located at 160 Causewayside and were joined by colleagues along the route at Prestonpans and Longniddry before finishing at North Berwick.

Edinburgh office walk John Muir for charity group picture

How Edinburgh charity Fresh Start make a difference

The experience of being homeless can have a devastating impact. Fresh Start, based at Ferry Road in Edinburgh, help those who have been homeless settle into a new home and back into their community.

They achieve this by delivering Starter Packs of everyday household goods, a Hit Squad to help decorate rooms, and an opportunity to go to cooking classes and work in one of their community Growing Spaces.

Their services help people get their life back on track, empowering them to make a home for themselves and ultimately make sure that people do not end up back on the streets.

Edinburgh office:

“This was a great team effort. When we started to flag, we all encouraged each other to go that extra mile so to speak. Knowing the difference this charity makes to people in Edinburgh really urged us on.

“We are very proud to support Fresh Start and say we have raised over £1,200 to support the worthy work done by the charity.”