Lawyers across the UK are being urged to sign up to a month-long will writing scheme and help raise money for nine of the UK’s best loved charities, whilst helping local people get their affairs in order.
Legal firms are being asked to sign up to Will Aid Month, which takes place across the country from 01-30 November 2017.
The programme relies on solicitors to pledge their time and support for the cause which sees them provide the Will writing service for free in return for a charitable donation to charity from their client.
Peter de Vena Franks, campaign director for Will Aid said: “Will Aid 2016 was a fantastic success but we are really hoping 2017 will surpass that. We want this year to be bigger and better than ever before.
Statistics from our poll for 2017 show that over 50% of people don’t have a will, so we really need solicitors who are willing to provide this vital service.
“Solicitors raised huge amounts of money in 2015, but we want even more solicitors to sign up to and donate their time, so we can help more and more people get their finances in order.
“Having a Will is one of the most important, yet easiest things to tick off the to-do list and our charities benefit as a result!”
Solicitors who take part meet new clients and get the opportunity to promote their business.
Last year Will Aid raised more than £1million for charity.
Across the UK, Will Aid Solicitors and their clients have contributed more than £17 million in donations and an estimated £95 million in legacy pledges since the campaign was founded more than 25 years ago.
The campaign is proud to have helped more than 300,000 people to write a proper will with a professional solicitor.
As well as helping people to protect their loved ones by writing a Will, Will Aid transforms the lives of thousands of people whose lives are characterised by deprivation, isolation and poverty.