Thomas Flavell & Sons law firm raises £1,780 in first stint for charity will-writing campaign

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A Leamington Spa law firm has raised an incredible £1,780 in its first year participating in an annual charity will-writing campaign– which will help to fund vital work in the UK and abroad.

Solicitors at Thomas Flavell & Sons volunteered their time and expertise to write wills and, instead of charging their usual fees for writing basic Wills, invited clients to make a donation to Will Aid.

The money raised is shared between the campaign’s partner charities, which work across many different causes in the UK and across the world.

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Saher Iqbal, Associate Solicitor, from the firm, said: “This is our first year taking part in Will Aid, and we’ve found it so rewarding! To raise so much for charity was a real team effort, and everyone was very pleased to take part.”

Saher and Zara of Thomas Flavell & Sons with their Will Aid certificateSaher and Zara of Thomas Flavell & Sons with their Will Aid certificate
Saher and Zara of Thomas Flavell & Sons with their Will Aid certificate

“We’re delighted to have given so many people the reassurance of knowing they have a professionally written will. It’s a brilliant feeling to know that such well-deserving charities will benefit, helping people both here in the UK and abroad who are facing challenging times.”

The generosity of solicitors who have taken part in Will Aid since it launched in 1988 has helped raise more than £24 million for charity in donations alone, with many millions more in pledged charitable legacies.

Jonathan Chase, chair of Will Aid, said: “Huge congratulations to all the firms for raising such a staggering amount this year. It’s amazing that so many solicitors give their time to volunteer so generously, using their expertise to help people gain peace of mind by getting a professionally written will while fundraising for our incredible charities who do such crucial and life-changing work in the UK and around the world.

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“On behalf of all the partner charities, a massive thank you and well done!”

Peter de Vena Franks, Will Aid’s campaign director, added: “What a great team effort from everyone who has taken part in this year’s Will Aid campaign. Thank you to everyone who has harnessed their expertise and generosity to give their time, helping to protect people’s wishes and also supporting such worthwhile partner charities who are changing lives for the better.”

Will Aid takes place every November and involves solicitors waiving the fee for writing a basic will and instead inviting clients to make an upfront donation to Will Aid.

The suggested donation for a basic single Will is £100, and £180 for a pair of mirror Wills.

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Donations are shared between Will Aid’s partner charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF and Trócaire.

To meet the continued demand each year, Will Aid needs more solicitors to take part. For more information, please visit: