Eastbourne Law Firm named in list of highest achievers for Will Aid National Charity Campaign
Stephen Rimmer LLP with branches in Eastbourne and Hastings has raised more than £7,000 for charity this year after taking part in the Will Aid will-writing campaign which asks solicitors to write wills for local people and instead, ask only for a voluntary donation to charity.
Stephen Rimmer LLP Solicitors has taken part in the annual Will Aid scheme and raised an impressive £7,351 in the month-long fundraiser, writing 126 wills. This is the 30th year the firm has taken part in Will Aid, their total raised to date is £60,553. Their efforts in 2017 made Stephen Rimmer LLP one of the top donating firms in the Country to take part in the scheme last year.
"We have taken part in Will Aid since it started and it is continuing to grow in terms of clients and awareness - we're very happy to continue to support this important scheme. We participate in a number of charity campaigns for Will writing - due to the importance of having a valid Will in place whilst also being able to help out local and national charities. We would recommend that other law firms get involved."
Caitlin Maslen from Sightsavers paid Stephen Rimmer LLP a visit to present them with a certificate to thank them for their achievement.
She said: "The team at Stephen Rimmer LLP Solicitors have made a huge effort this year as part of the Will Aid campaign and their efforts are really appreciated.
"Here at Sightsavers, the money will be used to help prevent blindness and restore sight.
"We don't want to overwhelm you with statistics, but 75% of sight loss can be cured or prevented and we're at a point in our history when we have a real chance to see blinding diseases like trachoma eliminated in the countries in which we work by 2020.
"The support we receive through Will Aid and charitable Wills is an essential part of achieving this - it really does make a life-changing difference."
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 Stephen Rimmer LLP 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.
"Solicitors raised an incredible amount of money in 2017, but sadly there is always much more demand for Will Aid than we can meet. You have the chance to help us celebrate 30 years since the launch of Will Aid by signing up and donating your time in 2018. Being part of Will Aid will raise the profile of your firm in your local community and bring new clients to your door, all whilst supporting nine wonderful UK charities.