‘Willing’ to help raise centre cash

In response to Newton Stewart’s Riverside Day Centre fundraising appeal, two local solicitors’ firms have offered to run a “Willing to Help” scheme to raise money to protect the future of the popular community facility.

Existing and new clients of McCormick and Nicholson and AB & A Matthews are invited to make a will with either firm in October.

The solicitors will donate their time to support the day centre and the clients will be asked to make a donation to the day centre instead of paying a fee. The suggested level of donation will be £90 for a single basic will, £140 for a couple making “mirror wills” and £45 for a codicil.

As the day centre is a registered charity, taxpayers will be able to sign a gift aid declaration which will enable the centre to increase the donations by 25p for each £1 donated. The solicitor will, draft a will and advise on matters generally. Once the will has been signed the solicitor will invite the client to make the donation.

All of the funds raised will go directly to the day centre, with no administrative charges being deducted. The donors will then be sure that their donation will be going to help the day centre.

If you are interested in taking part call either McCormick and Nicholson on 01671 402813 or AB & A Matthews on 01671 404100 to book your appointment. If you have any queries about the scheme, ask for Veronica Love at McCormick and Nicholson or Peter Murray at AB & A Matthews.

In September the Riverside Day Centre will host an event called “Afore Ye Go” as part of the Will Aid scheme to encourage people to make a will an learn how to plan a funeral.