Where there’s a will there’s a cash boost

Jo Dallas, legacy coordinator Christian Aid presents Will Aid certificate for raising �7000 to James Brogan of Russel + Aitken
Picture: Michael Gillen
Jo Dallas, legacy coordinator Christian Aid presents Will Aid certificate for raising �7000 to James Brogan of Russel + Aitken Picture: Michael Gillen
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Generous solicitors and their clients have raised £7400 for charities by taking part in the annual Will Aid scheme.

Russel + Aitken have been regular supporters of the initiative where legal experts don’t take a fee for writing wills for people only asking them to make a donation to charity.

James Brogan and colleagues at the Falkirk branch wrote over 85 wills last November, generously giving their time for free for the whole month.

Will Aid, now in its 27th year, is a charity scheme that raises money for nine charities: ActionAid, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save The Children, Sightsavers, Age UK, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).

The money raised is spent helping vulnerable people here in the UK and abroad.

James said, “We are delighted to take part in Will Aid and to be the third biggest fundraiser in Scotland, raising just over £7400 for the nine Will Aid charities. 

“It’s a great way to raise the profile of our firm, it brings us new clients and we raise a huge amount for charity at the same time.  It’s a win-win situation.”

Jo Dallas from Christian Aid presented them with a certificate to show the fantastic achievement and to let them know how the money they raised will be spent. She said: “We really appreciate the hard work and generosity of all at Russel + Aitken as well as the local people who came to make a will with Will Aid.”