Wills & Legal Services’ Charity Will scheme raises over £2.66 million

At Wills & Legal Services, our Charity Will Scheme is the heart of our business. Unlike the widely known “Free Wills” months that take place just every March and October, we run our scheme all year round. At any time of year, clients can receive a professionally written Will from one of our experienced Paralegals in exchange for a donation (recommended £40pp) to our chosen charity – the County Air Ambulance “HELP” Appeal. This wonderful cause is the only charity in the country dedicated to funding NHS hospital helipads. To date there have been over 26,000 landings on HELP Appeal funded helipads enabling critically ill air ambulance patients to land as close as possible to hospital Emergency Departments to receive the specialist care they need.

Our Charity Wills scheme has been running for almost ten years and we are so proud and delighted to announce that as we approach the end of 2023, the total fundraising has just reached an enormous £2.66 million!

Wills & Legal Services founder, Tony Watson, says “What’s more important than saving people’s lives? Since Wills & Legal Services has partnered with County Air Ambulance Trust HELP Appeal there has been overwhelming support from our clients for its work. This is an incredible way to end the year and we look forward to supporting this wonderful charity in 2024.”

We really are so grateful to our wonderful clients for embracing the opportunity to write their Wills in this way. Sally Abbott, Head of Fundraising at the County Air Ambulance Trust HELP Appeal says: “This is a remarkable donation for the HELP Appeal. Although we have funded the construction and upgrade of over 45 NHS hospital helipads across the country, we still have so much more to do, with 50 more helipad projects in the pipeline. None of this would be possible without the help of Wills & Legal Services and its brilliant clients. A heartfelt thank you from us.”

A recent survey found that half of UK adults do not have a Will. By writing one, you can leave your assets to those you feel would benefit most and have great peace of mind that your affairs are in order. If you do not have a Will, intestacy rules will apply, which may not reflect your wishes. For anyone who would like to take advantage of the scheme to get their affairs in order whilst helping towards our next fundraising milestone, more information can be found by clicking HERE or by calling 01885 490380.

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To support causes close to our hearts, 5 years ago we decided that we would no longer charge for writing Wills, instead asking clients to make a recommended donation of £40 to charity. We were so confident that people would be happy with our Will-Writing service that we believed they would come back in the future for other legal services, at which point we could charge our usual fees. This has proved true, and over 63% of clients do come back for further advice.

We are proud to have raised over £2,000.000 in upfront donations, supporting fantastic causes up and down the country.

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