Leading disability charity Enham Trust’s debut Make a Will Fortnight has proved a resounding success, not only raising £11,000 for the charity so far in cash donations, but also creating new opportunities for ongoing relationships between the charity and participating solicitors cross the south.
The campaign, which took place between 11th and 22nd January, saw 10 solicitors take part; amending, updating or creating simple Wills in return for a donation to the charity – giving the gift of independence to the Trust’s disabled clients.
“I’ve really enjoyed participating in the first Enham Trust Make a Will Fortnight,” comments Chris Bull, formerly of DBB Solicitors. “Creating, and keeping an up-to-date Will is so important, not only to individuals, but to their families also. And being able to encourage people to make those all-important decisions for the future, whilst supporting as worthy cause as Enham Trust’s, was such a valuable experience; to know you’re making a difference to so many people’s lives is something very special.”
Headed by one of the Trust’s Celebrity Ambassadors Simon Weston CBE, the campaign was such a success for all involved that a selection of solicitors have chosen to continue the campaign beyond the allotted fortnight, recognising the benefits of the campaign for both the public and the charity.
“Our thanks go out to all solicitors involved for their hard work,” says Enham Trust’s Relationship Fundraiser Richard Pilbeam. “And to every member of the public who has generously donated to our cause, ensuring we can continue to support disabled people in their journey to social and economic independence.”
All funds raised through Enham Trust’s Make a Will Fortnight will go towards the charity’s vital cause across the country; supporting over 7,500 disabled and disadvantaged people each year to gain choice, control, and independence in the cornerstone areas of their lives.
For more information about Enham Trust, please visit: www.enhamtrust.org.uk