Solicitors’ charity boost

Clitheroe-based solicitors Irene Chenery (left) and Carol Maher
Clitheroe-based solicitors Irene Chenery (left) and Carol Maher

CLITHEROE law firm Chenery Maher recently took part in Will Aid and raised just short of £1,800 for the nine Will Aid charities. 

Will Aid is the UK’s leading charity will-writing scheme. It offers everyone the opportunity to make or update their will in return for a donation to help people in need in the UK and all over the world. This money is shared by nine well-known UK charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).

As part of the Will Aid campaign the partners of the Clitheroe practice, Irene Chenery and Carol Maher, drew up Wills for local people without charging their usual fee. In return for this service, the clients made a donation to Will Aid.

Irene explained: “We had a very busy and successful campaign and wrote 20 wills for local people, giving their families the security of a properly drafted will as well as the opportunity to support  popular charities.

“we really enjoyed meeting many new local people and would like to thank those who took part and donated so generously in order to make our fundraising efforts such a success.”

Irene added: “We are proud that Chenery Maher were involved. The money we have raised will be added to the nationwide total, currently standing at £1.5m, which will be put to work to make a real and lasting difference to vulnerable children, families and older people in the UK and around the world.

The scheme runs again from the end of 2013, when we look forward to meeting more new clients in need of a Will who would like the added benefit of supporting charities at the same time.”

For more about the full range of services provided by the firm, call 01200 422264 or visit: www.chenerymaher.co.uk