Rose Walker said of the campaign:
“We are delighted to have raised so much money again for the Will Aid charities. Each year we are very grateful for the generosity of those people who come forward to have their Wills written under the Will Aid scheme and we would like to thank them all.”
Will Aid is the UK’s leading charity will-writing scheme. The solicitors who join the scheme offer their time and expertise without any charge to give everyone the opportunity to make a basic Will in return for a donation to help people in need.
This money is shared by nine well-known UK charities : ActionAid, Age UK British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).
Peter de Vena Franks, Will Aid campaign director, said:-
“The campaign has raised over £700k, a genuinely fantastic effort and all thanks to the commitment and energy of firms like Grant Saw. We are very hopeful we’ll surpass the £1m mark this year.”
The scheme will run again in November 2016 and will provide the opportunity for many more people in need of a Will to come forward to sort out their affairs and, at the same time, support nine charities.
In the meantime, if readers wish to have their Will drawn up, they should contact one of the solicitors in the wills and probate department:- Rose Walker, William Meakin, Laura Bailey or Kalpa Prajapati.
This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.