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Will scheme raises £5,000 for charity
7:30am Saturday 14th September 2013 in News
A WYRE Forest legal firm has donated more than £5,000 to a charity that supports people affected by sight loss.
Kidderminster-based mfg Solicitors has handed over a cheque for £5,058.33 to Sight Concern Worcestershire following a discounted will writing initiative which saw more than 100 people from across Wyre Forest drawing up single wills for only£50.
Laura Smith, assistant solicitor at mfg, who co-ordinated the campaign, said: “The money will allow Sight Concern to give even more support to those who rely on them and their volunteers.
“The volunteers and support workers at Sight Concern undertake so much inspirational workbehindthe scenes to support people affected by sight loss. It’s a pleasure to have done our bit.”
Keith Hoare, fund-raising officer at Sight Concern, added: “The recent wills promotion was hugely popular and will give a great boost to many of our services across the county but particularly in Wyre Forest.
“For example, it costs us £13,000 per year to transport people with sight loss from their homes to our Bradbury Resource Centre, where they enjoy cookery courses, IT classes, specialist equipment trials and have access to information.
“Those support services are expensive but vital so I’d like to thank everyone at the law firm once again for their commitment and generosity.”
The four-figure donation from mfg Solicitors is the second in as many years. It has donated more than £11,500 to the charity.
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