4th February 2020
The annual charity campaign of MSI's Scottish law member Thorntons Law LLP raised UK£75,000 for 'Cash for Kids' through its Charity Wills initiative – an £13,000 increase on the previous year. Now in its 23rd year, Thorntons’ Charity Wills month takes place across its offices in Fife, Dundee, Perth, Angus and 2019 marked the first year for Edinburgh’s involvement. To date the campaign has raised more than £450,000 for Cash for Kids.
The initiative ran throughout the month of September and for any Wills written during this time, the firm did not charge a fee – instead clients were asked to make an equivalent donation to Cash for Kids.
Murray Etherington, Partner at Thorntons, said: “Creating and updating a Will should be a consideration for adults in Scotland especially if you own valuable assets such as property or have young children. We’ve been delighted with the generosity of clients who took this opportunity to put their affairs in order and support local causes at the same time.
“It’s fantastic to see our Charity Wills initiative gain momentum every year with the latest campaign marking a milestone fundraising total for the firm. The beneficiaries linked to Radio Tay and Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids allows us to support groups and individuals within the communities in which our offices are situated.”
Last year the money raised through Thorntons’ Charity Wills campaign supported several causes including funding for purchasing a specialist bed for a six year old Perth girl who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy, ASD and requires 24-hour supervision. Funding for an initiative which supports 12-18 year olds with mental health issues in Fife, the programme helps them to re-engage with their local community. Funding also helped with the purchase of specialist equipment for children with autism and a hydrotherapy pool for children with cerebral palsy.
Victoria Hendry, Cash for Kids Charity Manager, said: “The success of Charity Wills over the past few years has been incredible. The impact that the results have from this campaign to children’s lives across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife & Falkirk is just amazing. Both of the teams at the Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh offices commitment to the campaign is wonderful and we couldn’t do it without each and every one of the staff members there. The boost from the Edinburgh office involvement this year has raised a phenomenal amount of money that we are now able to grant out to those who need it most, living in our local communities.
“The support of Thorntons clients is overwhelming. The team at Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids would like to extend their thanks to the clients and staff of Thorntons for supporting the charity and making such a difference to children living right on our doorstep.”
As one of Scotland's largest full service law firms we have 56 partners, 166 Solicitors and almost 500 staff. We provide a wide range of specialist services with 18 Law Society of Scotland accredited specialists, 3 Solicitor Advocates and cross-border working with 7 dual-qualified solicitors. Our network of 14 offices includes Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife, Perth and Angus. We offer our clients high quality, cost-effective and practical advice.
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