Thorntons launches charity wills campaign to support local children

Thorntons launches charity wills campaign to support local children

Pictured (L-R:) Robin Grace, Hannah Dossett, Catriona Miller, Morna Coutts, Victoria Hendry and James Brogan

Thorntons has pledged its support for Cash for Kids as it announces the return of its renowned charity wills campaign.

Taking place across its offices in Fife, Dundee, Perth, Angus and Edinburgh, Thorntons won’t charge a fee for wills written throughout the month of September. Instead, the firm asks clients to make an equivalent donation to Cash for Kids.

More than £550,000 has been raised for Cash for Kids through this initiative since it first launched 26 years ago – with hopes that the 2022 total will set a new record for the firm.

The donations from last year’s campaign allowed Cash for Kids to support 2,982 families with basic essentials like supermarket vouchers and clothing, with the aim of making a difference to young lives, directly supporting families who often have nowhere else to go for support.

Victoria Hendry, Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids charity manager, said: “We are thrilled to yet again be partnering with Thorntons on their Charity Wills Month this September.

“To say this campaign has been a success over the years would be an understatement. Through Thorntons innovation, commitment and hard work this campaign goes from strength to strength and supports more local children year on year.

“We are so delighted to be the beneficiary of this wonderful campaign and we cannot thank Thorntons’ people and their clients enough for getting behind it. We have managed to help thousands of local children live a happier and fuller life thanks to Thorntons’ Charity Wills month.

“If you are looking for a Will or updating your current Will, look no further than contacting Thorntons and in turn, you’ll be supporting local children right on your doorstep.”

President of the Law Society of Scotland, Murray Etherington, who is also partner and head of wills, trusts and succession planning at Thorntons, said: “By taking part in our Charity Wills campaign this September, you’ll not only be safeguarding your future but also supporting some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in your area.

“As the cost-of-living crisis worsens across the country, the work that Cash for Kids do to provide families with basic essentials such as food, toiletries and clothing, has never been more important and we’re proud to support them once again this year.

“Many people assume they don’t need a will, or a fear it’s an expensive or morbid process. However, if you own a property, have savings, are responsible for children or other dependents, then you should have one in place to protect your wishes and to reduce the stress and cost for your family when dealing with your affairs.

“All appointments are being held virtually so you can make your will from the comfort of your own home. With a set number of appointments available during September, we advise you to book early to ensure you don’t miss out.”

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