• Brachers has signed up to support Will Aid, the annual Will writing campaign that raises much-needed money for the charities’ vital work.

    This is the first time Brachers has signed up to the scheme, joining law firms across the country in waiving their fee for writing a basic Will and instead asking clients to make a voluntary donation as part of the fundraising campaign.

    Alexandra Gordon, Partner in Brachers’ Private Client team, said: “We are very excited to be involved in the Will Aid campaign this year. It gives us an excellent opportunity to reach people in our community who do not have a Will and help them to protect their loved ones for the future. It also means we can raise funds for nine incredible charities which make a huge difference to people in need both here in the UK and around the world.”

    The Will Aid scheme takes place across the country during November and, since its launch 31 years ago, has raised more than £21 million for charities including ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland).

    Following the COVID-19 pandemic, charities are in need of donations now more than ever. Campaign director Peter de Vena Franks said: “One in three people die in the UK without making a Will, often leaving confusion and chaos behind along with the sadness of losing a loved one. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly made people reflect on the fragility of life and reinforced the importance of having a professionally-written Will in place.”

    “Will Aid encourages people to prepare this vital piece of paperwork at the same time as making a difference by raising money for charity. We are thrilled that Brachers LLP has joined this year’s campaign. I hope they will continue to work with us in the future.”

    The suggested voluntary donation for a basic Will Aid will is £100 for a single Will and £180 for a pair of mirror Wills. Donations support the vital work of the nine partner charities. Any additional work to the Will can be charged separately and is paid to the law firm.

    You can listen to Alexandra being interviewed on BBC Radio Kent explaining why it’s so important to make a Will and formalise guardianship arrangements for children. In the interview she explains how you can do that as part of Will Aid.

    To make an appointment to write a Will, please contact Alexandra Gordon on 01227 949543 or alexandragordon@brachers.co.uk.

    This content is correct at time of publication

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