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Altrincham law firm named in list of highest achievers for national charity campaign

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Karen Jones, Paul Baker and Melanie Byrne

A law firm based in Altrincham has raised over £4,500 for charity, after taking part in a will-writing campaign. The campaign asks solicitors to waive their fees to write wills for local people in return for a voluntary donation.

Price Slater Gawne Solicitors have taken part in the annual Will Aid scheme and raised an impressive £4,785 in the month-long fundraiser. This is the first time they have taken part in Will Aid and they were the 2nd highest fundraising firm in Cheshire for 2017.

Melanie Byrne, from the firm commented: “Our team has thoroughly enjoyed participating in Will Aid.

“Will Aid allows us to help nine of the UK’s best-loved charities to transform the lives of children, their families and whole communities, as well as ensuring the security of their own loved ones.

“We are happy to donate our time towards Will Aid. It is a great way of generating a link with new clients. We would recommend that other law firms get involved.

“We are delighted to be involved again this year and encourage those interested in making a will during Will Aid month, to contact us to book an appointment”

Karen Jones from the British Red Cross paid the firm a visit to present them with a certificate.

She said: “We are very grateful to Price Slater Gawne Solicitors and the Will Aid scheme for this generous contribution.

“The Red Cross uses donations to reach people in crisis, here in the UK and all around the world.

“£300 could feed ten families in Syria for a month. £80 could help train four people in life-saving first aid skills here in the UK. And with £1,000 our UK volunteers could give five people the support they need to readjust to life at home following a spell in hospital.”

Lawyers wrote dozens of wills during the month of November, generously giving their time for free for the whole month.

Will Aid, which is celebrating its 30th year since launching, is a charity will-writing scheme that raises money for nine wonderful charities: ActionAid, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save The Children, Sightsavers, Age UK, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).

Peter de Vena Franks, campaign director for Will Aid said: “Will Aid has made an amazing contribution to the work of the nine participating charities and last year was no exception. Thanks to the commitment of local solicitors that took part in this year’s Will Aid, many people both in the UK and abroad will receive life-changing support and local people who used the scheme have the peace of mind thanks to having a professionally drawn up will.

“I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Price Slater Gawne Solicitors and let them know that thanks to them, lives will change for the better and people who need it will continue to receive the help and support that the charities work so hard to provide.”