After taking part in the most recent Will Aid campaign, Miller Hendry raised £10,390 for nine of the UK’s best loved charities – SCIAF (Scotland), ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers and Trocaire (N. Ireland).
Since 1988, Will Aid has enabled the legal profession to raise over £20 million for good causes. The Will Aid charities all work with the most vulnerable people in the UK and around the world – such a massive sum will have improved countless lives!
Every November, participating solicitors waive their fee for writing a basic Will. Instead, they invite their clients to make a donation to Will Aid. Over the years, Will Aid has encouraged and helped more than 300,000 people to make their Wills.
Caroline Fraser, a Partner in the firm’s Private Client Department, commented: “The firm has been committed to raising money for these fantastic charities for many years now and are absolutely delighted to have been able to raise so much during the last campaign. We have also received the news that Miller Hendry is the fifth highest donating firm in the UK and third highest in Scotland for 2018 – again, a brilliant result! To add to this, we are also the third highest donating firm ever in the UK with £92,174 being raised to date.”
Will Aid is the ideal opportunity to make a Will and the campaign has made an amazing contribution to the work of the nine participating charities. Thanks to the commitment of local solicitors that take part, many people both in the UK and abroad will receive life changing support and local people who use the scheme have peace of mind thanks to having a professionally drawn up Will.
Caroline confirmed, “People are often unaware of the problems they can be leaving behind for those closest to them if they pass away without having a Will. Having a Will prepared gives people peace of mind that their families are taken care of and it is the only way to put you in control of your estate after death. To be able to also benefit Will Aid by donating money to charity is the icing on the cake. The team here at Miller Hendry will certainly be fundraising again in 2019!”