In the intiative, law firms offer member of the public the opportunity to make or update their Will in return for a donation to help people in need in the UK and all over the world. This money is shared by nine well-known UK charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland). As part of the Will Aid campaign Moon Beever drew up basic Wills for local people without charging the usual fee. In return for this service, clients made a donation to Will Aid.
Moon Beever solicitor Anna Coakes said: "We really enjoyed meeting many new local clients and would like to thank those who took part and donated so generously in order to make our fundraising efforts such a success. We are proud to have been involved with this campaign. The money we have raised will be added to the nationwide total, currently standing at £1.5m, which will be put to work to make a real and lasting difference to vulnerable children, families and older people in the UK and around the world."
The scheme runs again in November 2013.