Clients’ will to help children’s charity

Pictured with the cheque are (back from left), Grant Johnson, Patty Campbell, Robert Barr, Lynne Hopkins, Robin Beattie, Nicola Garretly and (front from left) Liz Barr, George Dunlop, Lynda Macfarlane (Cash for Kids), Malcolm Farquhar.
Pictured with the cheque are (back from left), Grant Johnson, Patty Campbell, Robert Barr, Lynne Hopkins, Robin Beattie, Nicola Garretly and (front from left) Liz Barr, George Dunlop, Lynda Macfarlane (Cash for Kids), Malcolm Farquhar.

Clients of Tayside’s largest legal firm have raised £21,500 for a local children’s charity.

Thorntons Solicitors collected the incredible amount during a month-long fundraising initiative and last week handed over the huge cheque to Cash for Kids, the Radio Tay listeners’ charity.

Cash for Kids helps children and young people across Angus, Dundee and Perthshire. Its work includes buying specialist equipment for children with physical disabilities, providing respite for families with chronically ill children to helping fund play schemes and breakfast clubs. Thorntons dedicates every November to raising funds for charity through a Charity Wills initiative; the most recent campaign raised more money than ever before. All the offices waive their usual fee for anyone wishing to make or update a Will but ask that a donation is made to Cash for Kids. Since 1997 Thorntons and its clients have been raising money for the local charity through Charity Wills. over £80,000 has been raised with this year’s total topping the charts. Margaret Allan, Associate at Thorntons in Forfar, said over 300 people made or updated a will with them during November. “We are thrilled that we have been able to present a huge cheque to Cash for Kids on their behalf. We are delighted that this initiative gives people the incentive to get round to doing it and to help a great local cause at the same time. We thank all of our clients for their kindness.”