17 Jul Saffron Walden law firm raises £7,000 for charity
by Matthew Martino || E-Editions
A LAW firm based in Saffron Walden has raised more than £7,000 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign which asks solicitors to write wills for local people and instead, ask only for a voluntary donation to charity.
Heckford Norton have taken part in the annual Will Aid scheme and raised an impressive £7,840 in the month-long fundraiser. Taking into account the other five years the firm has taken part in Will Aid, their total raised tovdate is £42,728. Their efforts in 2017 made them one of the top donating firms to take part in the scheme last year.
David Pidgeon from the firm, said: “Our team have been delighted to take part in Will Aid and have worked very hard.”
He added “It serves the dual purpose of ensuring that people make a will so that their property can be inherited as they wish, while at the same time providing valuable support and finance for important charitable works. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend that other law firms get involved.”
Will Aid, which is celebrating its 30th year since launching, is a charity will-writing scheme that raises money for nine wonderful charities: ActionAid, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save The Children, Sightsavers, Age UK, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).