Worthington Solicitors Named As A Top Fundraiser For National Charity Campaign

Newtownards and Belfast based law firm, Worthington Solicitors has been named as one of the top fundraisers in the UK after taking part in a charity will-writing campaign.

The firm took part in the Will Aid Scheme as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations, raising £2,390 by writing wills in exchange for donations.

This is the ninth year the firm has taken part in this fundraiser. Due to all of the efforts put in by the team, they were also recognised as the highest fundraising firm in Northern Ireland.

Catherine Cooney, Head of Charity Law at Worthingtons, said:

“We are committed to the Will Aid campaign as it fundraises for some top UK charities.

“As a firm we are dedicated to charity fundraising and passionate about our local community, the Will Aid campaign is a great way for us to engage our clients and the local community in raising money for worthy causes.”

Mark McMahon from Christian Aid paid the firm a visit to present them with a certificate to thank them for their achievement.  He said:

“The team at Worthingtons Solicitors have really embraced the Will Aid scheme and all their time and hard work will translate into transformed lives for those living in poverty across the world.

“Thanks to the donations from Will Aid we can make a real difference.   Just £150 could pay for a mobile health clinic in Kenya where mothers can get ante-natal check-ups and babies and young children can get their all-important immunisations, while £95 could pay for three water hand pumps in South Sudan, helping families access fresh, clean water.”

Will Aid is a charity will-writing scheme that raises money for charities: ActionAid, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save The Children, Sightsavers, Age UK, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).

Peter de Vena Franks, Campaign Director, said:

“Will Aid has made an amazing contribution to the work of these nine participating charities in the last 30 years.

“Thanks to the commitment of local solicitors that took part in this year’s Will Aid, many people both in the UK and abroad will receive life-changing support and local people who used the scheme have the peace of mind that having a professionally drawn up will brings.

“I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Worthingtons Solicitors for their incredible efforts this year.”

Will Aid will run again in November 2019. Find out more by visiting www.willaid.org.uk

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