Create a will “for free” in aid of your local air ambulance charity

Great Western Air Ambulance.

Bradley Stoke residents are being invited to create a will “for free”, in return for a suggested donation to the local air ambulance service.

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) provides an air ambulance service for the 2.1m people of Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and the surrounding counties. In a show of support, solicitors across its coverage area have agreed to partner GWAAC and allow members of the community to make their will “for free”, in return for a donation to the cause.

The promotion, called Wills Week, will take place from Monday 31st March to Friday 4th April 2014. A suggested donation of £90 is applicable to single wills (£130 for a couple) and covers simple/straightforward wills only. In Bradley Stoke, the nearest participating partner solicitor is Wards Solicitors and they can be contacted on 01454 204880 for further information.

GWAAC’s dedicated medical team offers an invaluable life-saving service and attended to approximately 1,544 critically ill patients in 2013. The organisation is one of the few which works to a Critical Care Standard, and is essentially a flying Accident & Emergency department.

Taking part in this scheme is a great way for members of the community to support the service, whilst benefiting from a cost-effective will writing initiative. Wills Week will also give supporters an opportunity to leave the charity a gift in their will. Having received very few legacies to date, it’s hoped that this campaign will provide a much needed boost.

Speaking of Wills Week, Patricia Gaitan, Head of Fundraising at GWAAC, said:

“This is an opportunity for people to practically support the charity. If you’re thinking about making your will, then why not make use of our scheme? Community support is vital to the survival of the service and ensures that we can continue to operate an emergency service for the people of our region.”

To find out more about GWAAC and Wills Week, please visit or call 0117 9699344 and ask to speak to a member of our fundraising team.

Source: Press release from Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

Related link: Solicitors in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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