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Will Aid invites you to have a professional will drawn up during the month of November in exchange for a donation to charity.

The scheme has proved popular in Edinburgh this year but there are a few slots left to book in.

Campaign director Peter de Vena Franks said: “We have seen record numbers of early bookings being made in this region but it’s not too late.  You can still make an appointment during November and we suggest you do it right now to avoid disappointment.

“Having a will is one of the most important items of paperwork you can have, yet alarmingly many still put off making one.  Will Aid is an amazing opportunity to get the help of a professional solicitor and tick it off the to-do list with the added bonus of helping nine amazing charities.

“We have a fantastic network of solicitors who generously donate their time to help people get their affairs in order.”

Solicitors who take part waive their usual fee for writing basic wills. Instead you are invited to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid which then supports the work of ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).

The suggested voluntary donation for a basic will under the scheme is £100 for a single will and £180 for a pair of mirror wills (for example a married couple).

In 2018, its 30th anniversary year, Will Aid raised more than £1 million and, with the support of the firms of solicitors who got involved has raised more than £20 million for good causes and helped more than 300,000 people make their wills. It is very important no matter what you own to make a will to ensure your estate is distributed as you wish it to be.

So while you will be helping charity by doing it this month, there is never a better time than now!

Those who would like to make a will can book their November appointments now via www.willaid.org.uk by calling 0300 0309 558. 

Solicitors with availability in Edinburgh include:

  • Adams Law
  • Campbell Smith LLP
  • Connell & Connell WS
  • Ennova Law
  • Fergusson Law
  • MacGregor Bowman WS
  • McClure Solicitors
  • McEwan Fraser Legal
  • MHD Law LLP
  • Purdie & Co
  • Quill Legal
  • Urquharts
  • Watermans Legal