Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore is delighted to announce today that the firm’s Private Client team raised £5,348.75 over the course of 2012 for the charity Will Aid.
Members of the firm’s Private Client team have volunteered their will-writing services for Will Aid since 1996. This year, those taking part included Partner Stuart Goodbody, Head of Department Jeremy Passmore, Partner Mark Politz, Associate Mary Rimmer and Paralegal Kirsty Hancock.
Will Aid, set up in 1988, encourages people to have their Will drawn up professionally and at the same time raise money for charity. Participating solicitors prepare the basic Will in return for a suggested minimum donation of £90 per will. All the money raised is divided between nine Will Aid charities which include Actionaid, the British Red Cross, and Age UK. The charity has raised over £2 million since its formation.
Stuart Goodbody, Partner in the Private Client team at Thomson Snell & Passmore, said:
We are delighted to be involved with Will Aid for the seventeenth year in a row. Many people do not realise that unnecessary complications can arise from preparing a will without legal advice, or from not preparing one at all.
It is excellent that the firm’s expertise can be utilised in a way which benefits both local residents and charities across the UK and worldwide. To have raised this amount of money is a great achievement and we look forward to working with Will Aid in years to come.