A Newark-based law firm is aiming high this year in an attempt to beat their previous fundraising efforts for charity.
Tallents Solicitors signed up to the annual Will Aid scheme last year and its lawyers wrote wills for local people in exchange for a donation.
As a result of their efforts, Tallents Solicitors raised a staggering £11,329 for Will Aid in 2016, making them the top fundraiser in the Midlands and sixth overall across the UK.
Elizabeth Rees, solicitor at the firm, said: “We were thrilled to have raised such a lot of money for such a worthwhile cause.
“Taking part in Will Aid has enabled us to give back to both our community and nine great charities.
“This year we want to beat that fundraising effort and come top in the UK.”
John Coulthurst, community legacy manager and Jayne Owens, head of fundraising from the British Red Cross, one of nine charities who benefited from Will Aid, paid the firm a visit to help them launch their 2017 campaign, along with Janet Esam, branch manager of the Newark British Red Cross shop.
John said: “We were so very grateful to Tallents Solicitors and the Will Aid scheme for their generous contribution last year.
“The Red Cross uses donations to reach people in crisis, both here in the UK and all around the world. This year, with the help of legal firms like Tallents Solicitors, we’ll be able to help even more people at home and across the world.”
Anyone who wants to make a will can find out more by visiting www.willaid.org.uk.
Will Aid is running again in November 2017 and Tallents Solicitors are booking appointments at their Newark and Mansfield offices now.