Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar named as one of top fundraisers in national Will Aid campaign
Solicitors with offices in Lynn are one of the top fundraisers in a UK-wide charity will-writing campaign.
Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar (MCP) raised £3,870 for the Will Aid scheme, now in its 30th anniversary year, after writing over 35 wills in exchange for a voluntary donation.
This is the ninth year the firm has taken part in the month-long fundraiser and they achieved the highest amount from Norfolk firms taking part in 2018.
MCP has offices in Lynn, Peterborough, Thetford and Wisbech.
Sarah Gregory, of MCP, said she was thrilled their efforts in 2018 had made them one of the top fundraisers taking part.
She said: “Making a will with a professional solicitor is one of the most important pieces of paperwork a person can complete and yet millions of people put it off.
“This is just one of a number of reasons why we choose to donate our time for Will Aid. We also understand that every penny raised is reaching some of the most vulnerable individuals world-wide.”
Paul Fleet, from British Red Cross, visited the firm to present them with a certificate to thank them for their donation.
He said: “We are very grateful to Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar and the Will Aid scheme for this generous contribution.
“The Red Cross uses donations to reach people in crisis, here in the UK and all around the world.
“Three hundred pounds could help feed ten families in Syria for a month and £100 could help train four people in life-saving first aid skills here in the UK.
"With £1,000, our UK volunteers could give five people the support they need to readjust to life at home following a spell in hospital.”
Will Aid is a charity will-writing scheme that raises money for charities ActionAid, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save The Children, Sightsavers, Age UK, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).
Peter de Vena Franks, campaign director, said: “I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar for their incredible efforts this year.”
Will Aid will run again in November 2019. Find out more by visiting www.willaid.org.uk