WJM Inverness raises Thousands of Pounds for Charity
14th June 2017
Nine UK charities are set to benefit from donations by Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP in Inverness bringing the total raised by WJM and MacArthur & Co, which merged with WJM last year, to over £20,000.
WJM raised £2,740 by donating the fees raised in 2016 from writing Wills on behalf of clients living in Inverness to Will Aid, which disburses the funds amongst the nine UK charities. This is in addition to £17,937 which was raised by MacArthur & Co prior to their merger with WJM last year.
WJM Private Client Partner, Ian MacDonald, said: “Our firm has embraced Will Aid with great enthusiasm. We are able to provide a high level of service to the local community and clients are very happy to donate to charity. Making a will means loved ones you leave behind know that you have given your affairs some thought.”
Will Aid has raised more than £17 million for charity since it launched more than 25 years ago. Campaign director Peter de Vena Franks said: “One in three people die in the UK without making a will, potentially leaving their family and friends nothing but confusion and costly legal battles.
“Will Aid is a wonderful opportunity to not just make a will, but do it with the help of a professional with the added bonus of helping nine charities in the UK at the same time. Will Aid offers solicitors an excellent opportunity to give something back to the local community as well as achieving some publicity of their own.”
Law firms across the country are being asked to pledge a portion of their time to write basic wills, with clients donating their fee.
The scheme takes place across the country from 1-30 November and supports nine of the UK’s charities - ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland). The recommended donation for a basic Will Aid will is £95 for a single will and £150 for a pair of mirror wills.
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