A LEIGH law company is set to provide people with free wills in return for a voluntary charitable donation.
Butcher and Barlow is one of a number of solicitor firms to have signed up to November’s Will Aid Month, which nationally raised £1 million last year.
James Lightfoot from Butcher and Barlow said: “We really enjoy taking part in Will Aid and are proud to be able to offer our solicitors’ time to write wills which have raised such fantastic sums for charity.
“Last year we raised more than £9,000 across three of our offices, which we are really proud of.
“We are really looking forward to Will Aid 2016 and will be working hard to raise more than last year.”
In Greater Manchester 23 solicitor firms signed up to Will Aid Month last year, raising just under £35,000 between them.
It relies on solicitors to pledge their time and support for the cause, providing a will writing service for free in return for a voluntary donation to charity from their client.
The cash raised is split between nine of the UK’s best-loved charities.
Peter de Vena Franks, campaign director for Will Aid, said: “Will Aid 2015 was a fantastic success but we are really hoping 2016 will surpass that.
“We want this year to be bigger and better than ever before.
“The sums raised by Greater Manchester solicitors were staggering in 2015, but we want even more solicitors to sign up to and donate their time, so we can help more and more people get their finances in order.
“Having a will is one of the most important yet easiest things to tick off the to-do list, and our charities benefit as a result.