Record amount raised in wills month

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AN ARBROATH-BASED firm has raised a record £22,000 for a local children’s charity.

Thorntons Solicitors collected the incredible amount during a month-long fund-raising initiative and this week handed over the funds to Cash for Kids, the Radio Tay listeners’ charity.

Cash for Kids helps children and young people in need across the area.

Thorntons, which has an office in Brothockbank House, dedicates every November to raising funds for charity through a charity wills initiative.

For that month, the firm waives its usual fee for anyone wishing to make or update a will and instead asks that a donation is made to Cash for Kids.

Pamela Stuart, solicitor at Thorntons in Arbroath, said: “Due to the overwhelming support from local people, we have again been able to raise an incredible total this year. More than 290 people made or updated a Will with us during November and we are thrilled that we have been able to present a huge cheque to Cash for Kids on their behalf.

“We always stress to our clients the importance of having an up-to-date Will as a safeguard for the future, so we are delighted that this initiative gives people the incentive to get round to doing it and to help a worthwhile local cause at the same time. We are hugely grateful to everyone who contributed,”