Firm smashes charity fundraising milestone

18th October 2021

Garden Stirling Burnet Solicitors has raised a staggering £30,000 after taking part in a charity will-writing scheme.

GSB have taken part in the annual Will Aid campaign since 2008, writing wills for people in exchange for a voluntary donation.

Solicitor Lauren Buchanan, from the firm, said:
“We are proud to have taken part in the Will Aid campaign for the last 12 years and are absolutely delighted to have reached the significant fundraising milestone of more than £30,000 since joining the charity campaign.”

Will Aid is a superb initiative which targets the many adults in the UK without a will as well as helping nine incredible charities.”

Will Aid has raised more than £21 million in donations, and many millions more in pledged legacies, for the nine partner charities since it launched in 1988.

Jon Jacques, chair of Will Aid said:
“We are very grateful to all the solicitors who give their time to write wills and all those that have made a will and given a donation, for their generous support.

“The nine partner charities use these donations and legacies left by will makers to transform the lives of people in need, both here in the UK and all around the world.”

Peter de Vena Franks, campaign director, said:
“Thanks to the commitment of local solicitors that took part in Will Aid 2020, many people both in the UK and abroad will receive life-changing support, and local people who used the scheme have gained peace of mind thanks to having a professionally drawn up will.

“I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Garden Stirling Burnet Solicitors for their incredible efforts, especially during such a difficult year.”

Will Aid takes place every November and participating solicitors volunteer their time and expertise and waive their fee for writing a basic will. Instead, they invite clients to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid.

These donations support nine of the UK’s best-loved charities – 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 310,000 people to write their will with a regulated and insured solicitor and in so doing has raised over £21 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.

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