Will Aid


Solicitors across the UK are being urged to join a charity scheme after support from Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis saw enquiries soar.

Martin highlighted the benefits of Will Aid to the nation on his ITV show earlier this week, with the charitable campaign receiving more than 1,000 enquiries in just one hour after its broadcast.

The annual campaign sees solicitors across the UK volunteer their time to write wills throughout November, instead inviting clients to make an upfront donation to Will Aid.

More solicitors are now being urged to sign up to the campaign to help meet the soaring demand for its services.

Peter de Vena Franks, Will Aid Campaign Director, said: “We are seeing an incredibly high number of enquiries this year, with more than 15,000 made so far – and our solicitors are working hard to meet the demand.

“Likewise, our partner charities are working tirelessly in the face of the cost-of-living crisis and war in Ukraine – which have seen the need for their services significantly increase.

“We want to ensure both those charities and the vulnerable people in our communities receive the support they need – and as such are calling on firms across the UK to join the campaign.

“Participating solicitors regularly see Will Aid clients return for additional services and have even been highlighted in the national and regional press for their incredible work.”

Donations to the campaign are shared by Will Aid’s nine partner charities, which operate both here in the UK and around the world.

The suggested donation is £100 for a single will, or £180 for a pair of mirror wills.

More than 320 firms have already signed up to this year’s campaign, from Devon to the Highlands and East Anglia to Ulster.

Peter added: “Signing up to Will Aid not only shows your commitment to your community, it helps vulnerable people here in the UK and around the world.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to help transform lives, and I would urge any firms thinking about getting involved to get in touch.

“We are incredibly grateful to Martin for his support again this year.”

More information on Will Aid and how to get involved can be found at www.willaid.org.uk.


For more information or to request an interview, please call 01473 276127 or email pr@willaid.org.uk.

Notes for Editors   

  • November is Will Aid’s annual UK-wide fundraising campaign involving nine of the UK’s leading charities that share the proceeds: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland).   
  • Will Aid has been running since 1988 and is open to all adults. The campaign has encouraged over 340,000 people to write their will with a regulated and insured solicitor and in so doing has raised over £22 million in donations, and many millions more in pledged legacies. The suggested voluntary donation is £100 for a single will and £180 for a pair of mirror wills.   
  • For more information Will Aid visit http://www.willaid.org.uk/press