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Law Firm named in list of the highest achievers for national charity campaign

Law Firm named in list of the highest achievers for national charity campaign

A LAW firm which has branches across Leicestershire has raised more than £6,000 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.

Lawson-West Solicitors Ltd, which has branches in Leicester on Meridian Business Park, Market Harborough and Wigston have taken part in the annual Will Aid scheme and raised an impressive £6,120 in the month-long fundraiser.

Vicky Jones, a Director from the firm, said: “Our team has thoroughly enjoyed participating in their first Will Aid campaign and have worked very hard.

“We are happy to donate our time towards Will Aid. It is a great way of generating a link with new clients and give something back to the communities around us. We would recommend that other law firms get involved.”

Rachel Weaver from the British Red Cross paid the firm a visit to present them with a certificate to thank them for their achievement.

She said: “We are very grateful to Lawson-West Solicitors Ltd and the Will Aid scheme for this generous contribution.

“The Red Cross uses donations to reach people in crisis, here in the UK and all around the world.

“£300 could feed ten families in Syria for a month. £80 could help train four people in life-saving first aid skills here in the UK. And with £1,000 our UK volunteers could give five people the support they need to readjust to life at home following a spell in hospital.”

Lawyers wrote dozens of wills during the month of November, generously giving their time for free for the whole month.

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).

Peter de Vena Franks, campaign director for Will Aid said: “Will Aid has made an amazing contribution to the work of the nine participating charities and last year was no exception. 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 thanks to having a professionally drawn up will.

“I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Lawson-West Solicitors Ltd and let them know that thanks to them, lives will change for the better and people who need it will continue to receive the help and support that the charities work so hard to provide."

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