Will Aid month in November aims to raise £1.75m

Nine charities will share proceeds of scheme in which solicitors offer free will-writing services in return for donations

Free will-writing services are being offered
Free will-writing services are being offered

Charities are being urged to encourage their supporters to take advantage of of this year’s Will Aid month in November. The scheme offers people a free will-writing service in return for a donation to Will Aid.

The suggested minimum donation amounts are £85 for a single will, £125 for mirror wills or £40 for a codicil or change to a previous will. So far 1,200 lawyers across the UK have agreed to take part.

The nine charities that jointly run Will Aid and will share the proceeds are ActionAid, the British Red Cross, Christian Aid, Age UK, the NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF and Trocaire.

Last year’s month raised a record £1.5m in donations after 19,000 people took part. A Will Aid spokeswoman said it aimed to raise £1.75m this year.

Other charities are being urged to prompt supporters to use the scheme because they, as well as the nine charities running Will Aid, could be the beneficiaries of legacies left in wills.

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