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Charity will writing raises thousands

Our Wills and Probate team volunteered their time and skills to write Wills for local people and through sheer hard work managed to write 43 Wills during the campaign at the end of last year, helping those clients secure the future for their loved ones. Vicky Sladdin, specialist wills and probate solicitor, said: “We are delighted to have raised so much money for the Will Aid charities. Our fundraising success is a testament to the generosity of those people who came forward to have their Will written under the scheme during November and we would like to thank them all.”Will Aid is the UK’s leading charity will-writing scheme. The solicitors who join offer their time and expertise without charge to give everyone the opportunity to make or update their basic Will in return for a donation to help people in need in the UK and all over the world.This money is shared by nine well-known UK charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland). Shirley Marsland, Will Aid campaign manager, said: “Atherton Godfrey has made a very valuable contribution to the success of Will Aid. The participating charities are deeply grateful for the funds raised, which they will be able to put to good use to help people in need in the UK as well as around the world. So far the campaign has raised over £1.2m and as donations are still being received we hope the final total will be nearer £2m.”Atherton Godfrey will continue to undertake charity Will campaigns in the future.  However, in the meantime, if anyone would like advice on making their Will then please contact Vicky Sladdin on 01302 320621 or call into 8 Hall Gate, Doncaster to book an appointment – home visits can be arranged if required.

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