A law firm has praised clients for giving a huge boost to charity – and protecting their loved ones at the same time.
Hartlepool-based Tilly Bailey and Irvine’s clients have once again made it one of the most successful firms in the North-East in raising money for the charity, Will Aid, despite the current economic crisis.
The firm’s solicitors took part in the Will Aid month of fundraising by replacing their normal fee with a donation to the charity for all normal wills drawn up during November last year.
Clients donated £6,500, one of the highest amounts raised by a North-East firm, and the 26th most successful firm in the UK.
Carolyn Tilly, partner with Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors, said: “We’re very proud of the generosity of our clients in once again raising so much for Will Aid.
“It is obvious that our clients see this as a great way to support the work of these vital charities, and to ensure the futures of their loved ones through making or updating their will.
“Will Aid is often the catalyst that brings people in to make their will, a task that is so often left on a person’s ‘to do’ list.
“We plan to continue supporting Will Aid in the future, with the help of our clients, of course.”
Val Barron from Christian Aid received the donation on behalf of Will Aid.
She added: “Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors has supported Will Aid for many years, and all the charities are grateful not only for the fundraising, but also for the awareness they spread about the work the charities carry out both in the UK and overseas.
“Will Aid 2012 raised over £1.8 m across the UK, which is especially generous when times are increasingly tough for many.”
Since it began supporting Will Aid, Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors has raised over £27,000 for the charity which uses the funds to help vulnerable children, families and older people through the nine chosen charities.
They are ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF and Trocaire.
Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitor’s offices in Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees and Barnard Castle participated in the scheme.