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Success for First Will Writing Week

A fantastic £1,850 has been raised for people with disabilities as a result of a Will Writing Week organised between Strode Park Foundation and Girlings Solicitors in Herne Bay.

The sessions, offered between 14 – 18 October 2019, saw Girlings Solicitors Private Client team in its Herne Bay office offer their time and expertise for free to make and update Wills in return for a donation to Strode Park Foundation.

Clients were able to book a limited number of places in order to work with the team on writing and updating their wills. Suggested donations were £200 for a standard single Will or £350 for a pair of mirrored Wills but clients were welcome to donate more, especially in the case of the more complex wills. All the money donated has gone directly to Strode Park Foundation to provide vital care, support services, care at home and supported living opportunities for children and adults with a range of disabilities.

Charlotte Nock, Private Client said: “We are delighted with the money that has been raised from Girlings Solicitors and Strode Park Foundation Will week. It is so good to know that our clients have walked away with professionally drafted Wills whilst their donations made in lieu of our time spent drafting will go to a worthy local charity and directly benefit those helped by Strode Park Foundation.”

Karen Jeal, Fundraising, Marketing and PR Manager at Strode Park added: “This partnership has proved really successful and we can’t thank Girlings enough not only for their expertise and assistance in making our first Will Week with them happen, but for their continued support of Strode Park Foundation as a whole. The amount raised really is amazing and will be vital in helping us provide the services we do here for children and adults with disabilities.”

The cheque for the total amount was presented to Karen Jeal by Charlotte Parsons, Charlotte Nock and Chris Neeve from the Girlings Solicitors Private Client Team in Herne Bay.