Will Aid makes over £3,000 for charity
By Timothy Wilton 03/01/2013

Hartley & Worstenholme Solicitors have helped raise a record sum of £3,525 for Will Aid this year.

Solicitors in the private client team at Hartley & Worstenholme’s Castleford and Pontefract offices drafted almost 50 wills free of charge throughout November to reward generous donations to the Will Aid charity.

Will Aid supports 8 diverse charities, including Age UK, the British Red Cross, the NSPCC and Sightsavers. Almost 80,000 enquiries were received by Will Aid across the UK this year – the highest number of enquiries since the charity was founded in 1988!

Meg Andrews, a partner at Hartley & Worstenholme, said ‘I helped raise the profile of Will Aid in October in a radio interview with Wes Butters on Radio Leeds but we received a greater response following the item in the Pontefract & Castleford Express in November. The firm’s involvement in Will Aid represents Hartley & Worstenholme’s continued commitment to supporting charities both locally and nationally.

Making a properly-drafted will is the best way to make sure that loved ones are provided for after your death and that the most suitable people are appointed as guardians for your children should anything happen to you whilst they are young. Gifts can also be made in your will to ensure that your favourite charity or cause continues to receive support from you even after you pass away.

Whilst the deadline to take advantage of the Will Aid scheme has now passed, Hartley & Worstenholme continue to offer highly competitive rates for those wishing to make a will and ensure their estate is administered properly after death. To book an appointment at either Castleford or Pontefract, call 01977 732222, or visit www.hartley-worstenholme.co.uk.