By: 19 May 2016
Taylor Bracewell top-ranked Will Aid firm for the North

Taylor Bracewell has been named as the top-ranked donating Will Aid firm in the whole of the North of Britain.

The firm has raised £12,890 for the charity by taking part in the Will Aid scheme. The scheme sees lawyers write wills for people who then make a donation to charity for the service.

John Coulthurst from British Red Cross paid Taylor Bracewell a visit last week to present them with a certificate to show their fantastic achievement and to let them know how the money they raised will be spent.

“We’d like to thank Taylor Bracewell and all the people who made their will during Will Aid month last November,” he said.

“The time donated by solicitors and the generous donations from everyone who made a will are already helping to save and transform lives around the world.”

“Will Aid also gives people the opportunity to leave legacy gifts, and we are extremely grateful to everyone who chose to include the Red Cross in their will, making a promise that help will always be there when someone needs it in future. Whether it’s responding to the recent flooding here in the UK or to the continuing humanitarian disaster in Syria, the donations and legacies from Will Aid mean we can continue to help people in crisis whoever and wherever they are in the world.”

Lauren Smith, head of Wills, Trusts and Probate at Taylor Bracewell’s Sheffield office, wrote nearly 160 Wills during the month of November, generously giving her time for free for the whole month.

“I have taken part in the Will Aid scheme on several occasions and know how much benefit it can provide both clients and the charities,” said Smith.

“I like to do my bit for charity and using my expertise in this way is a much easier way than me trying to run a marathon – although I would say it was just as tiring.”

Will Aid, now in its 27th year, is a charity scheme that raises money for nine charities: ActionAid, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save The Children, Sightsavers, Age UK, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland). The money raised is spent helping vulnerable people here in the UK and abroad.