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"Tumbling Lassie" tots up £17,000 charity proceeds
January's "Tumbling Lassie" charity events organised by members of the Faculty of Advocates raised a total of £17,000 to support the fight against human trafficking at home and abroad, the final accounting has confirmed.
Proceeds from the seminar and ball will be shared between two charities, International Justice Mission (IJM) and Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance (TARA).
“These funds will be used practically to help fight slavery and people trafficking and to help those affected by it, both in Scotland and elsewhere,” said Alan McLean QC, chair of the Tumbling Lassie Committee.
“We could not have managed to do this without the help and assistance we have received from many people – we are very grateful.”
The figure beats the almost £14,000 raised by similar events in 2015, which was also shared between IJM and TARA. The events were a major factor in the Faculty’s success in the Scottish Legal Awards 2017, where it was joint winner of the Community Contribution of the Year category.