We are pleased to announce that Blackhams have signed up to a charity will-writing campaign for another year to help nine of the UK’s best-loved charities bounce back from the pandemic.

This year is the third campaign Blackhams has supported Will Aid, which takes place every November.

In total, the firm has raised £1,959 for the campaign’s nine partner charities and is aiming to make this year their best yet.

Sabah Babar, from Blackhams Solicitors, said: “We’re very proud to offer our support to Will Aid for another year, for us it was an easy decision. The scheme provides people with a perfect opportunity to get a professionally written will, therefore ensuring their wishes are protected when they die.

“Additionally, it allows us to support nine important causes, whose finances have been impacted greatly as a result of the coronavirus.”

Will Aid takes place every November and sees participating solicitors waive the fee for writing a basic will and instead ask clients to make a voluntary donation to the campaign.

Last year, the generosity of solicitors and members of the public raised more than £655,000 for the nine partner charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).

Peter de Vena Franks, Campaign Director for Will Aid, said: “The pandemic has highlighted how fragile life is, but almost half of UK adults are still without a will.

“We are very grateful that Blackhams Solicitors has joined this year’s campaign and will help more members of the public get this important document in place.

“Your donations will also be helping the life-changing work of our nine partner charities continue, whose income has reduced significantly during the pandemic, but workload has only increased.”

Law firms across the country are being asked to join Blackhams Solicitors in volunteering their time and expertise in support of Will Aid.

If you require any advice on creating a Will, contact our Private Client department on 0121 233 6912.