Thorntons launches Cash for Kids charity wills campaign

Thorntons launches Cash for Kids charity wills campaign

Pictured: Murray Etherington and Emma Kemp

Thorntons has launched its latest charity wills fundraising drive in support of Cash for Kids.

Taking place across its offices in Edinburgh, Fife, Dundee, Perth and Angus, Thorntons waives its usual fee for creating wills throughout the month of September, asking clients to instead make an equivalent donation to the charity.

Thorntons has raised more than £600,000 for Cash for Kids since it launched the initiative 27 years ago, with its 2022 campaign delivering £37,500 for local groups and individuals.

Two young boys were among the recipients with one nine-year-old being gifted a Trekinetic GTE powered wheelchair offering independence and a new quality of life as it allows him to take his dog to the beach while another young boy with Neurofibromatosis type 1 and autism is now the proud owner of a mega sonic bed for safe sleeping.

Emma Kemp, regional charity manager at Cash for Kids, said: “We can’t begin to thank everyone at Thorntons and their clients enough for their continued support. Their charity wills campaign is a huge fundraising initiative for us at Cash for Kids and without it we would not be able to help as many local children in need of our support as we do.

“Having a will in place is so very important, so if you need to make a will, have it updated or make changes now is the time to do it. Make your will this September with Thorntons and help your local children at the same time.”

Murray Etherington, partner and head of wills, trusts and succession planning at Thorntons, said: “As the cost of living crisis continues, the work that Cash for Kids does to provide families with basic essentials such as food, toiletries and clothing, has never been more important and we’re proud to support this fantastic charity once again this year.

“By making a will with us in September, you’ll not only be looking after the future of your family but also helping to support some of the most vulnerable families and children in your local area.”

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