CARTMELL & CO NAMED IN LIST OF HIGHEST ACHIEVERS FOR NATIONAL CHARITY CAMPAIGN
The firm has raised over £7,000 for charity this year after taking part in a will-writing campaign that asks solicitors to write wills for local people and, instead of charging, ask only for a voluntary donation to charity.
Cartmell & Co has taken part in the annual Will Aid scheme and raised an impressive £7,120 in the month-long fundraiser, writing 60 wills. This is the fifth time the firm has taken part in Will Aid and we were the highest fundraising firm in Buckinghamshire. Since we started taking part, Cartmell & Co has raised over £30,000.
Jennifer Beaujeux, FCILEx Chartered Legal Executive and Director from the firm, commented:
“Our team has thoroughly enjoyed participating in Will Aid and has worked very hard. It is a great way of generating a link with new clients. The organisation and delivery by Will Aid is extremely good. We would recommend that other law firms get involved”.
Anjna Bhamra from the NSPCC said:
“The team at Cartmell & Co has made a fabulous contribution to the fundraising efforts of Will Aid this year and we are really grateful for their commitment to the cause.
Donations will go towards vital projects such as the NSPCC’s Speak Out Stay Safe programme, where trained volunteers visit UK primary schools every two years to teach children how to keep safe from abuse. With £95 we can reach 31 primary school children, whilst £2,800 could pay for the programme to visit five primary schools”.
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 Cartmell & Co 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.”