No. 1 Solicitor and Top Fundraiser For Will Aid 2018!
McClure is delighted to announce that we are No. 1 Solicitor and top fundraiser for the 2018 Will Aid campaign!
(McClure Solicitors presented with their Will Aid 2018 certificate by Joanne Dallas from Christian Aid)
Will Aid is a unique campaign that involves Solicitors from all across the UK to waive their Will writing fees and then encourage clients to make a voluntary donation to one of the Will Aid charities.
McClure first took part in Will Aid away back in 2002 so we are no strangers to the campaign. After raising a total of £26,434 last year this means that McClure is the No. 1 Solicitor and top donating firm in the UK for Will Aid 2018.
Peter de Vena Franks, Will Aid campaign director, said:
“Will Aid relies on the generosity of the solicitors involved who dedicate their time each year to help raise vital donations that help change the lives of vulnerable people and communities in the UK and around the world.
“The efforts of our participating solicitors benefit thousands of local people too, providing them with expert advice and the security of having a professionally drawn-up will which will protect their loved ones in the future.
“Now in our 31st year, we are so proud of everything this special partnership has achieved over the last three decades. It simply wouldn’t have been possible without the fantastic support of philanthropic solicitors like the team at McClure Solicitors.”
Andrew Robertson, Managing Director of McClure Solicitors, said they were thrilled to have made such a difference:
“Taking part in Will Aid is now an important annual event for the firm. Making a will with a professional solicitor is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of in the event of your death.
“We see participating in Will Aid as both a chance to help the nine charities involved and also to help our local community by offering our services for a voluntary donation.
“We are thrilled to be the highest donating firm this year and are aiming for top donating firm for 2019!”
Jon Jacques, Will Aid chairman and head of legacies at Save the Children, said:
“We are so thankful to the team at McClure Solicitors for all of the time and hard work that they have given to the Will Aid scheme over the last seven years.
“Just £1,140 could support up to 50 classrooms in a Rwandan school by providing books, teaching and learning materials, toys and mats for pre-primary classrooms and teacher training for an entire early-learning class, benefiting countless children in need of early years education.”
We are looking forward to taking part in the 2019 campaign which starts in November.
Click here to find out more on the 2019 Will Aid campaign.