Christian Aid thanks solicitors who raised highest Northern Ireland total in Will Aid donations which will help fund projects in Kenya

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Northern Irish law firm Worthingtons Solicitors raised more for Will Aid than any other law firm in region last year, by collecting a total of £2,390.

Last year marked the scheme’s 30th anniversary and the ninth year that the firm has taken part in the month-long fundraising, writing wills in exchange for a voluntary donation.

Catherine Cooney, head of charity law at Worthingtons, said: “We are committed to the Will Aid campaign as it fundraises for some top UK charities.

Christian Aid’s Mark McMahon visited the firm to present them with a certificate to thank them for their achievement and highlighted the difference the money will make to communities around the world.

He said: “The team at Worthingtons Solicitors have really embraced the Will Aid scheme and all their time and hard work will translate into transformed lives for those living in poverty across the world.

“Just £150 could pay for a mobile health clinic in Kenya where mothers can get ante-natal check-ups and babies and young children can get their all-important immunisations,” he said.

Will Aid is a charity will-writing scheme that raises money for 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 at Will Aid, said: “I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to Worthingtons Solicitors for their incredible efforts this year.”

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