TOP WELSH SOLICITORS FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN RAISING FUNDS FOR WILL AID
YOUNGS Solicitors, of Station Road, Llanishen, have proved that where there is a Will, there is definitely a way, by raising over £4,200 for charity during November 2014’s Will Aid campaign. Will Aid clients were offered a basic Will and asked to consider making a voluntary donation instead of paying the firm’s usual fees. Local will-makers responded with enthusiasm and gave generously.
For the second year running Youngs have raised more than any other Welsh firm for the Will Aid Charities. Youngs has participated in 11 Will Aid campaigns to date and has raised an impressive grand total of over £23,500 for the Will Aid charities.
The money raised is shared by 9 UK charities, including ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, SCIAF in Scotland, Sightsavers and Trocaire in Northern Ireland. The funds raised are already being put to work by the Will Aid charities.
Christian Aid’s Steve Wornham, who visited the firm to thank the staff involved and to present their Will Aid certificate, said:
“As one of the charities to benefit from Will Aid, I would like to say that Christian Aid really appreciates Youngs’ support. The campaign is very important to us, as not only do we receive a significant amount in donations, but the campaign also provides an opportunity for people to leave Christian Aid a legacy. Legacy gifts are crucial in enabling our work to eradicate poverty and change the systems and structures which cause it. Legacies of all sizes are incredibly valuable to Christian Aid – last year our income from legacies could have more than paid for all our work in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
Youngs’ Partner, Toni Young, commented on the success of the campaign:
“When you’re making a Will it is vital to obtain professional advice to ensure that this is correctly drafted to give effect to your wishes. If you do not have a Will, your estate will be distributed in accordance with the rules of intestacy, which may well not be what you want. Making a Will also enables you to appoint your own Executors and, importantly, guardians for any young children. Using the Will Aid scheme is a great way to put your affairs in order while helping charities at the same time.”
Will Aid Campaign Manager, Shirley Marsland, said:
“The Will Aid charities are so grateful for the hard work of the team at Youngs. This has been a very successful campaign and overall we have already received over £1.73 million and, with donations still being received, we expect the final total to be nearer £2 million. The Will Aid charities will be able to put the money raised to immediate use to make a real and immediate difference to the lives of the people in need in the UK and all over the world.”
Toni Young, Partner: Tel: (029 20 763211) Email: [email protected]
For more information, please visit: http://www.christianaid.org.uk/
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Sue Davison, Will Aid Press and PR. Tel: 0751 970 0888 Email: [email protected]