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£2,270 raised from Will Aid donations

A LOCAL solicitors have thanked their clients for donations which have helped raise £2,270 for a range of national charities. 

Ames Kent Solicitors, of King Street,  held a Will Aid campaign throughout November which was well supported by clients.

The firm volunteered their time and skills to write Wills for local people, and managed to write 27 Wills, helping these clients secure the future for their loved ones.

The £2270 raised will be 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).

Katherine Oakes said of the campaign, “It was exceptionally hard work to see this many clients and it did mean working long hours, but it was worth it. 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.

Shirley Marsland, Will Aid campaign manager said, “Ames Kent 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 £1.2m 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.

In the meantime, if readers wish to have their Will drawn up, they should contact Katherine Oakes on 01373 462017.