Fisher Jones Greenwood prove that where there is a will, there is a way
18 March 2015 by Paula Fowler
Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitors, with offices across Essex and in London, have proved that where there is a Will, there is definitely a way by raising over £8,800 for charity during November 2014’s Will Aid campaign. Will Aid clients were offered a basic Will and asked to consider making a voluntary donation instead of paying the firm’s usual fees. Local will-makers responded with enthusiasm and gave generously.
The money raised is shared by 9 UK charities, including ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, SCIAF in Scotland, Sightsavers and Trocaire in Northern Ireland. The funds raised are already being put to work by the Will Aid charities.
The firm has taken part in eight Will Aid schemes, and this year’s fantastic result means they have raised a grand total of over £61,900 for the Will Aid charities.
Partner, Susanne Grimwade, commented on the success of the campaign:
“A Will is the single most important document you can ever have. We’ve been helping people to make Wills as part of the Will Aid scheme for many years. We’ve made over 500 Wills in that time, and we don’t think twice about taking part in the scheme. It’s a great way to help the good causes that benefit from Will Aid.”
Will Aid Campaign Manager, Shirley Marsland, said:
“The Will Aid charities are so grateful for the hard work of the team at Fisher Jones Greenwood. This has been a very successful campaign and overall we have already received over £1.4 million and, with donations still being received, we expect the final total to be nearer £2 million. The Will Aid charities will be able to put the money raised to immediate use to make a real and immediate difference to the lives of the people in need in the UK and all over the world.”
Freda Acheampong, of the NSPCC, who visited the firm to thank the staff involved and to present their Will Aid certificate, said:
“The NSPCC would like to thank Fisher Jones Greenwood on behalf of the many thousands of vulnerable children who they help every year. By generously giving up their time to participate in the scheme, Fisher Jones Greenwood has helped to raise hundreds of thousands in donations and gifts in wills for the NSPCC. We’re the only charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. We help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, we protect children at risk, and we find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening. The money raised through Will Aid is vital; ensuring that we can continue to fight for every childhood.”