Another successful Will Aid month comes to a close
Today marks the end of another Will Aid month, the scheme designed to encourage consumers to write a will.
Running each November, the programme is based on a partnership between a number of charities in the UK and participating legal professionals. Those who are taking part waive their fee for writing a basic will, instead, asking clients to donate to Will Aid.
As well as increasing client awareness as to the importance of wills, participating in Will Aid month will help to put your practice on the map, meaning consumers are more likely to choose you over a competitor in future.
That’s not to mention the benefits that the partnership also brings to some of the UK’s best-loved charities.
This year, over 1,000 solicitors took part in the scheme, raising around £1.2 million for the charities taking part.
Commenting on her firm’s participation in the scheme was Sophie Yates. The Director of Fodens Solicitors stated:
“Fodens Solicitors have been taking part in Will Aid now for a few years and it becomes more popular year on year.
“Last year we raised over £4,000 for the Will Aid charities and hope to beat that in 2017. Fodens take part in the scheme as it raises the awareness to clients of the importance of making Wills and encourages many people to turn their mind to putting in place Wills that otherwise would not do so. It means we as a firm give something back to Charity and introduces many clients to the firm.
“We are thrilled to be part of such a worthwhile initiative and see it as part of our duty as Solicitors to give something back in this way.”
Information about how to take part in Will Aid month can be found here.