Solicitor raises over £1500

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Shiells in Brechin has raised over £1500 as part of last year’s Will Aid Scheme.

Solicitors, who included Gair Couston from Shiells, do not charge their normal fees for writing Wills for local people during November. Instead, a donation is provided.

The money raised for this is shared between nine Will Aid charities - ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF and Trocaire.

Nearly £1.75 million was raised, with £1540.06 contributed from Shiells, and helped over 23,000 to make their Will.

Shirley Marsland, Will Aid campaign manager, said: “Will Aid has made such a real and positive difference to those in need of a hand up over the years. This would not have been achieved without the hard work of our enthusiastic solicitors and the generosity of the clients they have helped to make a will. I would like to thank all the solicitors and Will-makers in this area who took part and donated so much. I am constantly amazed by the support that solicitors give to the scheme and the work that they put into it to raise such an impressive amount. The participating charities are really grateful for the life-changing work this makes possible.”