Tallents Solicitors, with offices in Newark, Southwell and Mansfield has raised more than £10,000 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign, making them the 4th top fundraiser for Will Aid in the UK.

Tallents Solicitors have taken part in the annual Will Aid scheme, which asks firms of solicitors to write wills for local people and instead, ask only for a voluntary donation.

This year the staff redoubled their efforts and raised an impressive £10,410 in the month-long fundraiser, making them the 4th highest fundraiser in the UK.

Taking into account the other three years that the firm has taken part in Will Aid, their total raised to date for the charity is an impressive £23,889. Their efforts in 2017 made them one of the top five donating firms to take part in the scheme last year.

Elizabeth Rees from the firm, said: “Our team has thoroughly enjoyed participating in Will Aid and have worked very hard to deliver top-quality Wills for our clients, while also raising money for Will Aid.

“We are very happy to donate our time towards WillAid. It is a great way of generating a link with new clients. We would definitely recommend that other law firms get involved.”

The team at Tallents Solicitors 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, like Tallents 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."

He said:

“I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Tallents Solicitors 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.”

Will Aid will run again in November 2018. Find out more by visiting www.willaid.org.uk