Make a Will, make a difference

Harris & Harris is pleased to announce that we will be taking part in Will Aid’s 25th anniversary Make a Will Month this November.

During November, we will waive our fee for drawing up a basic Will and instead invite our clients to donate to the Will Aid group of charities. The suggested donation is £90 for a single basic Will. The money raised will be shared by the nine Will Aid charities* and is used to transform the lives of people in the UK and around the world. Over the past 25 years, Will Aid has written over 250,000 Wills and raised £13.6m in charitable donations.

Having an up to date and properly written Will is the only way to be sure that your money and possessions will be distributed according to your wishes. It is also the only certain way to avoid difficulties for your relatives and friends after your death. By making a Will with Will Aid you will be protecting your loved ones’ future and helping to raise money to support the vital work of the Will Aid charities.

For further information or to make an appointment to make a Will please call either our Wells or Frome office.

Together we can make a real difference to your loved ones security in the future and at the same time help the thousands of people in the UK and around the world helped by the Will Aid charities.
*The Will Aid charities are: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland).


Our Wills Specialists:-

Caroline Fletcher at our Frome Office

Annemarie Swainson or Joshua Eva at our Wells Office

Will Aid 2012 – Solicitors Draft Wills for Charity

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During November 2012 Annemarie Swainson, head of Harris & Harris Solicitors Wills and Probate Department and Joshua Eva, an Associate in that department, raised an estimated total of £1,345 by participating in Will Aid, the UK’s leading charity will-writing scheme.

Will Aid offers an opportunity to make or update a Will in return for a donation to help people in need in the UK and all over the world and supports nine well-known UK charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).

As part of the Will Aid campaign Harris & Harris drew up basic Wills for local people without charging their usual fee. In return for this service the clients made a donation to Will Aid. This year saw a very busy and successful campaign during which 15 Wills were made for local people, giving their families the security of a properly drafted Will as well as the opportunity to support popular charities.

Joshua Eva said, ‘We are delighted to have made another significant contribution to Will Aid, and equally delighted at the continued public interest. We would like to thank all of our clients who took part for their generous donations.’

 The money raised by Harris & Harris will be added to the nation-wide total, currently standing at £1.5m, which will be put to work to make a real and lasting difference to vulnerable children, families and older people in the UK and around the world.