- April 10, 2015
- Posted by: Josiah Hincks Solicitors
- Category: Legal News, Our News
Solicitors Josiah Hincks, with offices across Leicestershire, have proved that where there is a Will, there is definitely a way by raising over £11,000 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.
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.
The firm has taken part in eleven Will Aid schemes, and this year’s fantastic result means they have raised a grand total of over £34,500 for the Will Aid charities.
Solicitor, Sandy Kaur, commented on the success of the campaign:
“We’re very pleased to take part in the Will Aid campaign and enjoy supporting charity. This was our busiest campaign so far with our solicitors writing over 100 Wills. It is important to have a properly written Will for peace of mind, ensuring your wishes are put in place.”
Will Aid Campaign Manager, Shirley Marsland, said:
“The Will Aid charities are so grateful for the hard work of the team at Josiah Hincks. This has been a very successful campaign and overall we have already received over £1.4 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.”
Christian Aid’s Martin Gage, who visited the firm to thank the staff involved and to present their Will Aid certificate, said:
“The support of Josiah Hincks is greatly appreciated by Christian Aid. Will Aid 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.”
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Photograph (L-R) Sandy Kaur (Solicitor, Josiah Hincks, Leicester), Liz Woodward (Wills & Probate Executive, Josiah Hincks, Blaby)
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