Law firm launch annual will campaign

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TAY FM presenter Lynne Hoggan was the first in line to create a will as a leading local law firm launched its annual campaign.

Thorntons, in partnership with the radio station, is running a month-long campaign which highlights the importance of having an up-to-date will.

During the month of November, the firm will donate all its fees from wills created or updated to Cash for Kids.

The charity supports hundreds of children across Angus, Dundee, Perthshire and North Fife, helping to purchase specialist equipment for children with physical disabilities, respite for families with a chronically ill child, and helps to fund play schemes and outings for young carers.

Thorntons has been running an annual Charity Wills campaign since 1996, and has raised more than £180,000 throughout the past 18 years. Last year, the firm raised a record breaking £23,225 for Cash for Kids, and aims to beat its record again this year.

Lynne said: “We are always pleased to support Thorntons’ Annual Will Month, as it is a great cause that helps local children whilst also promoting the importance of having a will.

“Many don’t realise just how vital it is to have an up-to-date document and Radio Tay will help in any way it can to support such a vital campaign.”

Pamela Stuart, a solicitor at Thorntons, said: “We are thrilled to have launched our 18th Charity Wills Campaign.

“Cash for Kids is a fantastic charity and we want to raise as much money as we can for local children, while also highlighting the importance of having a Will.

“An up-to-date will is essential so if the worse happens, families are prepared and a person’s wishes are respected. It can also help avoid issues such as extra costs, delays and family disputes at an already difficult time.

“I would encourage everyone to get behind this year’s campaign. With the community’s support we will raise much needed funds for a brilliant cause, while also ensuring people have peace of mind for their future.”

For more information log on to www.thorntons-law.co.uk, phone or visit any of their office in Arbroath.