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(from the left): Ruth Tormey and Charles Neal
Sheffield city centre based firm, Bell & Buxton Solicitors, has raised more than £8,000 for charity, by writing Wills for local clients as part of November 2011’s Will Aid campaign.
Will Aid clients were offered a basic Will and asked to make a donation instead of paying the firm’s usual fees. The money raised is shared by Actionaid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, SCIAF, Sightsavers and Trocaire.
Bell & Buxton has participated in the Will Aid scheme for many years and this year’s fantastic result brings their grand total to more than £20,000. The funds raised are being put to work by the Will Aid charities to make a real and immediate difference to the lives of the people in need in the UK and all over the world.
Charles Neal, Partner and Head of the Wills and Probate Team, commented on the success of the campaign:
“The 2011 Will Aid campaign was a very busy time for us at Bell & Buxton my team and I wrote over 140 Wills for our clients.
“We are very pleased to have played our part and delighted that the people of Sheffield have responded so well.
“Having a Will is so important to make sure that your money goes where you want it to. We will definitely be taking part in the Will Aid 2012 campaign.”
Will Aid Campaign Manager, Shirley Marsland, said:
“The Will Aid charities are so grateful for the generosity and hard work of the team at Bell & Buxton. This has been the most successful campaign to date and overall we expect to raise over £2 million. The Will Aid charities will be able to put the money raised to immediate use.”
Christian Aid's Ruth Tormey, visited the firm to thank the staff involved and to present their Will Aid certificate and said:
“The support of Bell & Buxton Solicitors is greatly appreciated by Christian Aid. Will Aid is very important to Christian Aid 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.”
For more information, please visit: www.willaid.org.uk
Sue Davison, Will Aid Press and PR. Tel: 01460 271182. Email: email@example.com
For more information, please visit: www.christian-aid.org.uk
Ruth Tormey. Tel: 0758 555 3012. Email: RTormey@christian-aid.org