Call for solicitors to write wills

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SOLICITORS who want to give something back to their community are being urged by Will Aid to sign up to November’s campaign. They would enable local people get the protection of a proper will and help charity at the same time.

Shirley Marsland, campaign manager, stated: “Solicitors who take part report that Will Aid offers them a unique opportunity to put something back into their own community. They are helping local people look after their loved ones and at the same time raising vital funds to help people in desperate need access the things most of us take for granted, like basic health care and clean water.”

During November participating solicitors write basic wills for their Will Aid clients without charging their usual fee. Instead, clients are invited to make a donation to the Will Aid charities. The suggested minimum donation is £90 for a single basic will, £135 for a pair of mirror wills and £40 for a codicil.

Last year’s campaign encouraged around 27,000 people to make a proper will and raised £2.2 million for the Will Aid charities, beating the previous best of £1.5 million achieved in the previous year’s campaign.

Solicitors who want to help their local community and charity at the same time can find out more and sign up online at: www.willaid.org.uk or they can call 01460 271178 or e-mail: enquiries@willaid.org.uk.