A business has helped raise over £77,000 for charity through an annual will-writing campaign.

Stephen Rimmer LLP law firm, which has a branch in Eastbourne and Hastings, has raised £77,920 since 1996 through a Will Aid campaign.

Instead of charging regular fees for writing basic wills during the campaign every November, the firm requests clients make a contribution to Will Aid, an initiative which began in 1988.

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

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The proceeds are then spread out among several charities.

Stephen Rimmer LLP raised £3,470 in the 2023 Will Aid drive and was the fifth top donating firm across the Home Counties.

Andrew Morgan, partner and head of department, said: "We’re delighted to reach such a special milestone to help such worthwhile causes.

"We love taking part in Will Aid, and to raise so much for charity was a real team effort.

"The entire team is always very proud to take part, and we’re delighted to have given so many people the reassurance of knowing they have a professionally written will over the years.

"It’s a brilliant feeling to know that such well-deserving charities will benefit, helping people both here in the UK and abroad who are facing challenging times."

Since Will Aid began, participating solicitors across the UK have together raised over £24 million in donations.

Solicitor firms who want to take part can find out more at https://www.willaid.org.uk./.

The chairman of Will Aid, Jonathan Chase, said: "Huge congratulations to all the firms for raising such a staggering amount this year.

"On behalf of all the partner charities, a massive thank you and well done!"

Peter de Vena Franks, Will Aid’s campaign director, said: "What a great team effort from everyone who has taken part in this year’s Will Aid campaign.

"Thank you to everyone who has harnessed their expertise and generosity to give their time."

Funds from the campaign are distributed among a number of chariuies including ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF and Trócaire.