A LAW firm from Oldham has signed up for Will Aid, the annual will writing campaign to support nine charities.

Garratts Solicitors has joined the scheme, which runs throughout November, for the eighth year in a row.

The firm has raised £7,075 for the nine charities involved since it joined the scheme.

Angela Smith from the firm said: “We are very excited to be involved again in the Will Aid campaign this year.

“It gives us an excellent opportunity to reach people in our community who do not have a will and help them to protect their loved ones for the future.

“It also means we can raise funds for nine incredible charities which make a huge difference to millions of vulnerable people both here in the UK and around the world.”

The Will Aid scheme takes place across the country until November 30 and supports ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland).

It has raised more than £20 million for these charities since it launched 31 years ago.

Campaign director Peter de Vena Franks said: “One in three people die in the UK without making a will leaving confusion and chaos behind along with the sadness of losing a loved one.

“Will Aid encourages people to prepare this vital piece of paperwork at the same time as making a difference by raising money for charity.

“We are thrilled that Garratts Solicitors has joined this year’s campaign. They have contributed a great deal to our fundraising efforts in the past and I know they will continue to work with us in future.”

Law firms across the country are being asked to sign up and pledge a portion of their time to write basic wills, waiving their normal fee and instead asking clients to make a voluntary donation.

The suggested voluntary donation for a basic Will Aid will is £100 for a single will and £180 for a pair of mirror wills. Donations support the vital work of the nine partner charities.

Any additional work to the will can be charged separately and is paid to the law firm.

For more information about how to sign up or how to make an appointment to write a will visit www.willaid.org.uk/solicitors.