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.