Will Aid: During November, some Solicitors will write you a Will in return for a donation to charity…

Will Aid, the UK’s most enduring and successful charity Will-making scheme, runs again for the month of November 2012. The Solicitors who kindly agree to take part receive no payment for their services, instead donations are sent to nine of the UK’s leading charities: ActionAid, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, Age UK, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland).

Will Aid solicitors all over the UK agree to write basic Wills during November, without charging their usual fee.  These solicitors aim to raise as much money as possible for the Will Aid charities, by asking Will-makers for a donation, which reflects the time and expertise they have devoted to writing the Will. The suggested donation is £90 for a single Will, £135 for mirror Wills or £40 for a codicil or change to a previous Will.

Will Aid is effective. Not only does it raise substantial money for charity, but also motivates people to get on and make their Will – something that many people have been meaning to get around to for years. Last November, solicitors all over the UK gave their time and expertise to Will Aid. Over 27,000 clients wrote a Will. Nine charities shared £2.2 million, donated by Will-makers to Will Aid.

The contact details of participating solicitors are now available online at www.willaid.org.uk  or by phoning the hotline on 0300 0300 013. Readers should then contact the solicitor straightaway to make an appointment for November.

The website also has a good deal of information on Wills and inheritance issues as well as a useful Will planner to help people prepare their Will.

To offer additional peace of mind to Will Aid clients, we have teamed up with Certainty, the National Will Register, so that clients can register the location of their Will – for free.  When a Will is needed, the register enables loved ones to quickly and easily locate it.

Information taken from Will Aid press release, please direct any enquiries via the Will Aid website.