EDUCATION: Chronically ill paralegal hits £4.5K goal to fulfill dreams of becoming Legal Aid lawyer

Katy Sheridan who suffers from endometriosis, anxiety and depression has successfully crowdfunded all the cash she needs for a law studies course at Oxford University.

Winning: Katy Sheridan hit her target for a Masters course at Oxford University in just four days

The 22-year-old from Buckhurst Hill, Essex hit her target in just four days with donations from 107 people.

Determined to overcome her health problems, Sheridan secured a place on the Bachelor in Civil Law Masters course at the prestigious university, but was having trouble funding it — even with her own savings and a government loan.

Writing on her GoFundMe page last night, Katy said: “4 days, 107 people and £4355 later, #BackTheBCL has quite literally made my dreams come true — I’m going back to Oxford!! Thank you SO much to every donor, I can’t believe this has happened!”

The young trainee lawyer has been doing legal aid work for “some of the most deprived people in the country”, including refugee children, care leavers and victims of domestic violence.

She says she is passionate about social justice and using her legal skills to help people who can’t afford legal representation.