Watson Ramsbottom clients making a difference for charity!

Will Aid Solictor graphic size 92x100We would like to thank all of our clients who took part in the Will Aid scheme last November for their generous donations which have led to the firm now raising a combined total of £ 2,450 for the Will Aid charities during the annual Will Aid campaigns. The Will Aid campaign involves specialist lawyers from our private client team volunteering their time and skills to write Wills for local people in return for a donation to the Will aid charities, helping these clients secure the future for their loved ones.

Watson Ramsbottom Director Stuart Maher said of the campaign: “ We are delighted to have raised so much money for the Will Aid charities. Our clients were impressed with the amount we raised too and our fundraising success is a testament to the generosity of those people who came forward to have their Will written under the scheme during November and we would like to thank them all.”

Will Aid is the UK’s leading charity will-writing scheme. The solicitors who join offer their time and expertise without charge to give everyone the opportunity to make or update their basic Will in return for a donation to help people in need in the UK and all over the world. This money is shared by nine well-known UK charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).

Shirley Marsland, Will Aid campaign manager, said: “Watson Ramsbottom have made a very valuable contribution to the success of Will Aid. The participating charities are deeply grateful for the funds raised, which they will be able to put to good use to help people in need in the UK as well as around the world. So far the campaign has raised over £1.5m and as donations are still being received we hope the final total will be nearer £2m.”

The scheme runs again in November 2015 and will provide the opportunity for many more people in need of a Will to come forward to sort out their affairs and, at the same time, to support nine of the UK’s best loved charities.

If you would like further information or to book an appointment to have your Will drawn up, please contact Stuart Maher on 01254 88 44 22 or email stuart.maher@watsonramsbottom.com or alternatively please complete our online contact form.

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