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WJM Dunblane Raises £4,295 for Charity Campaign

16th May 2024

WJM Dunblane Raises £4,295 for Charity Campaign

WJM Dunblane has raised an incredible £4,295 by participating in an annual charity will-writing campaign - making it one of the highest donating firms across the UK this year.

WJM Dunblane has taken part in the Will Aid campaign since 1996, raising a grand total of £64,287, by volunteering their time and expertise to write wills and, instead of charging their usual fees for writing basic Wills, inviting clients to make a donation to Will Aid.

The money raised is shared between the campaign’s partner charities, which work across many different causes in the UK and across the world.

Beth Hamilton, Head Partner at WJM Dunblane, said: “We’re delighted to have taken part in Will Aid for yet another year and to be recognised as one of the highest donating firms in the UK this year, is a huge achievement.

“Helping people to get their affairs in order and ensuring their wishes are honoured during today's challenging times, fills us with great pride. It's a testament to the dedication of our team and the value we place on supporting worthy causes.”

The generosity of solicitors who have taken part in Will Aid since it launched in 1988 has helped raise more than £24 million for charity in donations alone, with many millions more in pledged charitable legacies.

Jonathan Chase, chair of Will Aid, said: “Huge congratulations to the team at Bartys Solicitors for raising such a staggering amount this year. It’s amazing that so many solicitors give their time to volunteer so generosity, using their expertise to help people gain peace of mind by getting a professionally written will while fundraising for our incredible charities who do such crucial and life-changing work in the UK and around the world.

“On behalf of all the partner charities, a massive thank you and well done to Bartys Solicitors and all the firms who have taken part this year!”

Peter de Vena Franks, Will Aid’s campaign director, added: “What a great team effort from everyone who has taken part in this year’s Will Aid campaign. Thank you to everyone who has harnessed their expertise and generosity to give their time, helping to protect people’s wishes and also supporting such worthwhile partner charities who are changing lives for the better.”

Will Aid takes place every November and involves solicitors waiving the fee for writing a basic will and instead inviting clients to make an upfront donation to Will Aid.

The suggested donation for a basic single Will is £100, and £180 for a pair of mirror Wills.

Donations are shared between Will Aid’s partner charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF and Trócaire.

To meet the continued demand each year, Will Aid needs more solicitors to take part. For more information, please visit: www.willaid.org.uk.

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