Will Aid reaches 30th year milestone
Will Aid to celebrate 30 years.
Will Aid, an initiative which raises money for charity whilst targeting the 51% of Britons who don’t have a Will is celebrating its 30th year.
Will Aid takes place every November and lasts for the whole month. It sees legal firms from across the country pledge a portion of their time to write basic Wills, with clients making a donation to a good cause. Partner charities include Age UK, NSPCC and the British Red Cross.
Will Aid not only raises money for worthwhile charities but provides people with the peace of mind that comes from protecting the future of their loved ones with a Will.
Three quarters of the population of the population have a Will in place by the time they are 65, but that leaves a sizeable number uncovered. Around 60,000 estates each year are intestate (i.e. there is no valid Will in place).
Making a Will ensures that your wishes are carried out when it comes to who inherits what and allows you to make clear instructions about how your estate is to be distributed.
Since its launch 30 years ago, Will Aid has raised more than £20 million for various charities and helped more than 300,000 people to make a Will.
Wheelers Solicitors in Newport, Isle of Wight, are proud to have contributed to this impressive effort and we raised just over £3,000 for Will Aid in 2017. We will be taking part again this November and look forward to raising lots more money for these worthwhile causes.
*n.b. Will Aid promotion only runs in November each year. Our usual fees will apply if you wish to make a Will before November.