Charity will initiative to return later this year

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Will Aid has raised more than £20 million for a range of UK charities over the past three decades

27th April 2018 by Gareth Jones 0 Comments

A scheme which aims to help people secure their future whilst benefitting charity is returning later this year.

Will Aid, which takes place every November, is a month-long drive. It sees legal firms across the county pledge a portion of their time to write basic wills, with clients donating their fee to a good cause.

The initiative, which does not have an age limit and is open to anyone who wants to write a will, takes place across the country and supports nine charities.

Will Aid has raised more than £20 million for charity since it launched 30 years ago, and publicity for this year’s event is underway.

James Tarleton, chairman of Will Aid, said: "We are very grateful to the solicitors and all those that used the scheme, for their generous contribution.

"The nine partner charities use donations and legacies from will makers to reach people in crisis, both here in the UK and all around the world.

"As well as providing the suggested donation, many people who make their wills through Will Aid, use this opportunity to provide support to their favourite charities through a gift in their wills.”

Will Aid started in 1988 and since then more than 300,000 people have made a will through the scheme and got the peace of mind that comes from protecting their loved ones for the future.

Charities supported through Will Aid include ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF and Trocaire.