Local charities awarded share of £37,500 fundraising sum

13/02/2023
Left to Right: Stacey Jackson, Stuart Mackie, Claire Anderson – Cash for Kids Radio Tay Charity Manager, Ross Cargill, Stuart Webster from Radio Tay and Rachel Anderson

LEADING Scottish law firm, Thorntons’ annual charity wills campaign has raised £37,500 for Cash for Kids, helping to support vulnerable families and children across Dundee, Angus, Perth and North East Fife. 

Every year Thorntons’ offices in Fife, Dundee, Perth, Angus and Edinburgh, don’t charge a fee for Wills written throughout the month of September. Instead, the firm asks clients to make an equivalent donation to Cash for Kids.

The fundraising campaign has raised more than £600,000 for Cash for Kinds since it was established more than 26 years ago.

Among the beneficiaries this year is a young non-verbal child in Perth who is now receiving speech and language therapy. This life-changing service is helping this child improve their communication skills and reduce their overwhelming feelings of frustration and anxiety when misunderstood.

A primary school in Angus and various groups across Dundee, who run outdoor family play sessions for children with additional support needs, also received support with the latest funding enabling the purchase of sports equipment.

Providing young people with sports equipment and facilities within their local community offers multiple benefits. These groups have already witnessed improvements to behaviour management and mental health as well as general communication and team working skills.

Murray Etherington, Head of Wills, Trusts and Succession planning at Thorntons, said: “We are truly humbled by the work Cash for Kids carries out in helping countless organisations within our local communities. It’s a privilege to once again support its achievements through our charity wills campaign and we’d like to thank all of our clients who kindly contributed this year.”

Claire Anderson, Radio Tay’s Cash for Kids Charity Manager, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone who took part in the Charity Wills campaign, making a donation to Cash for Kids.  Thousands of local children have received support from us thanks to the fantastic partnership that we have with Thorntons and we are looking forward to that partnership continuing into 2023.”

Headquartered in Dundee, the firm now has 13 offices ranging from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Montrose to St Andrews, Arbroath and Perth. 

For more information on Thorntons’ Charity Wills campaign visithttps://www.thorntons-law.co.uk/charitywills.

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