Solicitors sign up for Will Aid

GENEROUS solicitors in the Borders are set to make a big impact on the problems caused by people dying without a Will by offering to write Wills during November without charging their normal fee.

All that they ask in return is that clients consider making a donation to Will Aid. This simple scheme allows people to get their affairs in order and help people in need around the world at the same time. The suggested minimum donation is £90 for a single Will, £135 for mirror Wills or £40 for a codicil or change to a previous Will. The money raised is shared by nine UK charities that carry out life changing work here in the UK and around the world, including Age UK, Christian Aid and Save the Children.

Shirley Marsland, campaign manager for Will Aid said: “Often people make the assumption that if they die without a Will, their loved ones will still be automatically provided for, but solicitors know that this can be far from the truth. Will Aid is a fantastic opportunity to get an affordable Will with one of our friendly and approachable solicitors. They are giving their time without any payment to help you look after your loved ones and to support some very worthwhile causes. Making that call to book an appointment could be the most important thing you do this year!”

To get an affordable Will drawn up by an expert, readers should call a participating solicitor as soon as possible. Demand for Will Aid is bound to be high and people need to book an appointment for November as early as possible. Participating solicitors can be found at www.willaid.org.uk or by calling the hotline 0300 0300 013.