Local wills help national causes

Planning for the future with Will Aid could help charities to carry out their duties in the UK and beyond.

Planning for the future with Will Aid could help charities to carry out their duties in the UK and beyond.

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Angus solicitors have expressed their thanks to clients who helped them raise nearly £4,000 during Will Aid month last year.

Three local firms - Marjory MacDonald Solicitors, Arbroath; Alan E. Masterton Solicitors, Monifieth; and J. Myles & Co., Carnoustie - between them raised a total of £3,936 during Will Aid in November last year.

Solicitors all across the country took part in Will Aid which saw them draw up wills as usual but instead of charging a fee invite clients to donate the money to charity instead.

The aim of Will Aid is two-fold, first of all to help charities in the UK and beyond and secondly to help people arrange their affairs.

The nine charities supported by Will Aid are ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire.

Nationwide the campaign has resulted in 24,000 people making wills, realising a total of £2.1 million in donations and in addition to this an estimated £10 million was pledged as gifts to Will Aid charities within those wills.

Chris Millward, chair of Will Aid said: “Will Aid has made a real difference for 25 years, both to the work of the charities we’ve supported and to the people our participating solicitors have helped to make a Will. I would like to thank all the solicitors and will-makers in this area who took part. It is a great achievement to have raised this enormous sum in just a few weeks. The participating charities are really grateful for the life-changing work this makes possible.

“In this, the campaign’s 25th year we would like to help even more people protect themselves with a properly drafted will and invite other solicitors to contact us about taking part.”

For more information visit www.willaid.org.uk or call 0300 0300 013.