Local Law Firm Willing and Able to Support Community Centre
PCB Solicitors is launching a special month long campaign that will enable local residents to protect their valuable possessions and assets whilst raising much needed funds for a deserving community hub.
During June, PCB Solicitors will waive the fee it usually charges to draw up a will in return for a charitable donation to support the work of the Mayfair Community Centre in Church Stretton. The special offer, limited to the first 20 appointments made throughout the month is aimed at raising funds for the centre on Easthope Road, which plays host to activities for the village's residents, from providing creche and day care facilities, through to staging health and fitness sessions, IT courses and arts and crafts classes.
"Statistics regularly show that more than half of adults across the country don't currently have a will in place," Julie Griffiths, Wills and Probate Clerk at PCB Solicitors, revealed. "This means that hard-earned assets and possessions may not actually be passed on to the loved ones that they are intended, causing a great deal of anxiety, confusion and pain. For example, many married people believe their possessions automatically go to their partner, while parents assume their assets will to their children, but depending on the circumstances, this might not actually be the case."
To encourage residents throughout Church Stretton and neighbouring villages to ensure their wills are up to date, the team at PCB Solicitors won't charge its standard legal fee to prepare or update a basic will throughout the month, asking instead for people to make a donation to Mayfair Community Centre of £90 for a single will, or £140 for a pair of mirror wills for a couple.
"This is an ideal way for local people to get peace of mind knowing their assets and possessions will go where they really want them, whilst at the same time helping to fund the essential work carried out at the Mayfair Community Centre, which is a vital hub for young and old in the village alike. Appointments are limited to 20 places, for June, so anyone interested in reserving a slot should get in touch as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org " Julie added.
The partnership between PCB Solicitors and the Mayfair Community Centre is similar to the annual Will Aid Campaign, where every November, solicitors and will writers across the country waive their fees in return for individuals making an equivalent charitable donation, with the proceeds divided amongst nine deserving causes, including Age UK, the NSPCC, Save the Children and the British Red Cross. Will Aid 2012 saw more than £1.9 million donated to worthy causes, while PCB Solicitors has been active supporters of the initiative for the past six years, raising thousands of pounds in the process.