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Law firm reaches £500k fundraising milestone for Cash for Kids

Posted: 31st March 2021

Thorntons took its annual Charity Wills Campaign online for 2020 and with the November campaign raising £60,000 for Cash for Kids, it means the total campaign fundraising pot has surpassed £500,000 since Charity Wills began more than 20 years ago.

Every Charity Wills month, Thorntons will write or update a Will and, rather than charge a fee, ask for an equivalent donation to the charity Cash for Kids.  The most recent Charity Wills month was rather different as, due to restrictions, all appointments took place via video to keep clients and Thorntons’ employees safe.

Projects benefiting from this Cash for Kids funding this year in Edinburgh include a local community centre which works with over 250 children providing food support. The Charity Wills fundraising enabled the group to expand its ‘grab and go’ service, provide food hampers and vouchers as well as support with energy bills and data packages to keep young people connected with vital services.

Morna Coutts, Wills, Trusts and Succession Planning Partner at Thorntons, said: “Our Charity Wills campaign has been taking place annually for more than 20 years. It is great to see the campaign build momentum each year and adapt to a completely virtual service for the first time in 2020. We were determined to run Charity Wills last November and make it a success despite the restrictions.

Morna Coutts

“It is humbling to hear about the local projects Charity Wills has been able to support thanks to the generosity of our clients and the hard work of our team. Thank you once again to everyone who supported our campaign.”

Victoria Hendry, Radio Forth Cash for Kids Charity Manager, said: “Once again we are so grateful to the team at Thorntons for their support of Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids through their Charity Wills Month. To continue their campaign in 2020 was such an achievement despite all of the uncertainty we were all facing. But once again the teams have achieved over and above expectations, supporting hundreds of local children across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and Falkirk.

“We cannot thank all of their clients enough for choosing to take part in the charity wills month. The funds raised throughout really do make such a difference to local children, especially those struggling just now through the pandemic. Thorntons is such a support to us and we can’t wait to continue this partnership in 2021.”

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