Solicitors raise £7,725 through Will Aid

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Neves Solicitors have raised over £7,725 for charity, by writing Wills for clients as part of November 2011’s Will Aid campaign.

Will Aid clients were offered a basic Will and asked to make a donation instead of paying the firm’s usual fees. The money raised is shared by Actionaid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, SCIAF, Sightsavers and Trocaire.

Neves Solicitors has participated in the Will Aid scheme since 2009 and this year’s fantastic result brings their grand total to almost £21,000. The funds raised are being put to work by the Will Aid charities to make a real and immediate difference to the lives of the people in need in the UK and all over the world.

Katherine Barkas and Paul Ashby, commented on the success of the campaign: “ Many people don’t relish the prospect of making a will. That’s why Will Aid is such a good scheme - it prompts people to do something they know is important for their own and their family’s peace of mind and at the same time so many good causes benefit. We at Neves are delighted to have been associated with it.”

Will Aid Campaign Manager, Shirley Marsland, said: “The Will Aid charities are so grateful for the generosity and hard work of the team at Neves Solicitors. This has been the most successful campaign to date and overall we expect to raise over £2 million. The Will Aid charities will be able to put the money raised to immediate use.

Anna Rzemieniecka, Community Legacy Manager from the British Red Cross, visited the firm to thank the staff involved and to present their Will Aid certificate and said: “I’m delighted to be able to thank Neves in person for their hard work and dedication in raising funds for Will Aid. These funds help to ensure that the British Red Cross can continue to help people in crisis locally and across the world.”