Solicitors waive will fees to raise £1.75m for charity
PUBLISHED: 14:26 18 May 2015 | UPDATED: 14:26 18 May 2015
Twelve Bromley and Bexley solicitors took part in Will Aid
Solicitors in Bromley and Bexley have helped to raise nearly £1.75 million for charity by giving their time and skills for free.
Twelve firms helped to raise the cash when they took part in Will Aid last November, by drawing up wills for people but asking them to give the fee to charity.
The cash will be split between nine charities: ActionAid, Age UK, the British Red Cross, Christian Aid, the NSPCC, Save The Children, Sightsavers, the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund and Trocaire, an international development organisation affiliated with the Irish Catholic Church.
The campaign runs each November and is designed to encourage people to protect their families by ensuring they have a properly drafted will, as well as to support charities.
Some 23,000 people made donations during last year’s campaign, which raised the highest total ever.
The solicitors who took part were: MTA Solicitors, Bromley; Judge and Priestley, Bromley; Marsons Solicitors, Bromley; Wellers Law Group, Bromley; Manak Solicitors, Orpington; Pishon Gold Solicitors, Chislehurst; RG Solicitors, Sidcup; Woolsey Morris and Kennedy, Sidcup; TN Nunns, Bexleyheath; Aletta Shaw, Bexleyheath; Apex Law, Bexleyheath; and Margaret Olusegun Solicitors, Abbey Wood.
Will Aid campaign manager Shirley Marsland said: “Will Aid has made such a real and positive difference to those in need of a hand up over the years.
“This would not have been achieved without the hard work of our enthusiastic solicitors and the generosity of the clients they have helped to make a will.
“I would like to thank all the solicitors and will-makers who took part and donated so much.
“I am constantly amazed by the support that solicitors give to the scheme and the work they put in to raise such an impressive amount. The participating charities are really grateful.”
Sue Davison, press officer for Will Aid, added: “We would also like to thank all who publicised the campaign.”
For more information, or if you would like to take part, visit www.willaid.org.uk or call 0300 030 0013.