Will Aid scheme raises £1,285 for range of charities

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Donations made by clients who took part in a Calder Valley solicitor’s Will Aid charity month last November has thanked them for helping raise a bumper total.

Mary Mahon, of Mary Mahon Solicitor, Valley Road, Hebden Bridge, said she wanted to thank them for helping the firm raise an “amazing” total of £1,285 for Will Aid charities.

The firm’s staff volunteered their time and skills to write wills for local people. Through sheer hard work she managed to write 21 wills helping these clients secure the future for their loved ones, she said.

“I would also like Caroline Pickens who provided her services on a voluntary basis to assist with the scheme,” she said.

“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.”

Mary explained that 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.

The money is shared by nine well-known charities - ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save The Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).

Will Aid campaign manager Shirley Marsland thanked Mary for her very valuable contribution.