TAYSIDE solicitors and estate agents, Miller Hendry, today took time out to celebrate their achievements at coming top of the fundraising league in Scotland for the latest Will Aid campaign with a special reception and certificate presentation from Sandie Lonie, from SCIAF, on behalf of the national charity, Will Aid, at their office in Dundee on Monday.
After proving that where there is a Will there is definitely a way, the solicitors firm handed over a cheque for £13,298 raised during their 2014 Will Aid campaign.
The legal firm raised the money for the group of Will Aid charities by writing over 100 wills for clients in the local area, raising more money than any other solicitors in Scotland.
They also placed as the third best fundraisers in the whole of the UK.
Miller Hendry have taken part in Will Aid every year since 2000 and, in that time, have raised £67,388 – more money than any other legal firm in Scotland.
Solicitors at Miller Hendry offered Will Aid clients a basic Will and asked them to make a donation rather than paying the firm’s standard fees.
The money raised is shared between ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, SCIAF, Sightsavers and Trocaire.
The money raised is now making a difference to the lives of thousands of people around the world, with the help and support of the Will Aid charities.
Shirley Marsland, campaign manager for Will Aid, said:
“It has been another brilliant fundraising effort by Miller Hendry and all of the Will Aid charities are so grateful to the staff involved in this effort.
“They have been one of our top performers nationwide for a number of years and their fundraising has made a difference to so many people. I was delighted that my colleague, Sandy Lonie from SCIAF, was able to celebrate with them at their offices today, and make the formal presentation of their certificate.
“It’s such a tremendous achievement and we are very grateful to them for giving up their time every November for Will Aid. Miller Hendry has helped people to work their way out of poverty and towards a secure future for them and their families.
“Gifts in Wills have also helped to save many lives and brought real hope to people in desperate circumstances. When people take the opportunity to leave a legacy in their Will, they’re helping us to build a better world.”
Ernie Boath, partner and head of Private Client Department, commented:
“Everyone at Miller Hendry is very passionate about raising money for all these fantastic charities through Will Aid and we are very proud of the amount we have raised over the years. We were delighted that Shirley was able to join us for our celebrations and our certificate will take pride of place in our reception areas for all our clients to see.
“To be the top performing legal firm in Scotland again is a great achievement for the team and we’re delighted that we were able to make such a difference.”
Will Aid also gives many people that much needed impetus to make a Will. Ernie continues:
“People are often unaware of the difficulties they can be leaving behind for loved ones if something were to happen to them. Wills give people peace of mind that their families are taken care of and it is the only way to put you in control of your estate after death.
“Will Aid also allowed people to donate money to charity which is all the more reason to consider making that all-important Will. The team here at Miller Hendry will certainly be fundraising again in 2015.”
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