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Macnabs again one of the top fundraisers for Will Aid

08 July 2020 Wills, Trusts & Estates Macnabs Solicitors

Macnabs has drafted hundreds of Wills for clients and raised over £10,000 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign where lawyers generously give up their time for free to write Wills for local people, in exchange for a donation to the charity.

Macnabs has taken part in the annual Will Aid scheme for 9 years now and raised an impressive total of £54,361 to date. This year the firm raised £9,395 for Will Aid making them the 4th highest donating firm in Scotland. Additionally, Macnabs raised £640 in April of this year for the NHS Tayside Health Fund by donating a percentage of their fees from Wills and Powers of Attorney in order to thank the NHS and our keyworkers for the amazing job that they do.

Director Alan Roughead comments: “With Will Aid, everyone benefits. Clients get a professionally drawn-up Will and peace of mind, while charities such as the British Red Cross, NSPCC and Age UK receive much-needed donations for their vital work. At Macnabs, our corporate social responsibility programme is an important part of who we are. We have a strong track record of supporting our local communities and helping causes that are close to people’s hearts and it is great to have been involved in Will Aid again – for the 9th year! – and to be able to give something back has been wonderful.”

Susan Mackay, Associate in the Private Client team at Macnabs adds: “If there is one thing coronavirus has taught us it is that life is precious and we will do everything we can to protect those we love. Being in lockdown has also created an opportunity for people to get overdue tasks completed and think about their future, including writing or revising their Will. We have seen the number of people looking to write new Wills rise dramatically following the outbreak of coronavirus. Without a Will you have no control over what will happen to your money, possessions and property after you die, often leading to stressful, and also costly, family disputes. We have unfortunately seen that happen too many times, so it is great to see that people are planning for their future and ensuring their Will accurately reflects what they want to happen when they die.”

The Will Aid scheme takes place across the country from 1-30 November and supports ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland). Participating solicitors have raised more than £20 million for the Will Aid charities since it launched 31 years ago.

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