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Thorntons charity wills campaign raises thousands for vulnerable families and children across Edinburgh and Forth areas

Children and families across Edinburgh and the wider Forth region are benefiting from Thorntons’ latest charity wills campaign, which raised £43,500 for Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids.

Thorntons charity wills campaign raises thousands for vulnerable families and children across Edinburgh and Forth areas

Article Source: Issued by BIG Partnership on behalf of Thorntons Solicitors
Last Updated: 20 February 2024 11:27

Every September Thorntons’ offices in Edinburgh, Bonnyrigg, Fife, Dundee, Perth and Angus waive their fees for those making wills, asking them to instead donate an equivalent sum to the charity.

The campaign has raised over £600,000 for Cash for Kids since it was established more than 27 years ago.

The firm’s latest fundraising drive helped a diverse range of groups and individuals. Among the recipients was Capital Theatres which received funding to offer relaxed pantomime performances suitable for those with autism spectrum disorder, sensory and communication disorders or a learning disability.

Up to 900 youngsters from 12 special education schools were able to attend the special pantomime sessions which featured an adapted production and auditorium conditions, allowing children and carers to feel relaxed and free to make noise. The funding also enabled the groups to benefit from free transport and snacks for the children.

Emma Kemp, Regional Charity Manager at Cash for Kids, said: “I can’t begin to thank Thorntons, their employees and clients enough for their ongoing support to our charity.

“Every year this incredible donation makes a huge difference to Cash for Kids, supporting us to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in our local communities. This donation will enable us to continue supporting children and young people who are suffering from life limiting illness, poverty, neglect, and those who require additional support to reach their individual potential.

“The kindness and generosity Thorntons have given to us over the years has reached the lives of so many deserving children and on behalf of them all I want to say thank you.”


Murray Etherington, Partner and Head of Wills, Trusts and Succession planning at Thorntons, said: “Contributing to the communities where we live and work is very important to everyone at Thorntons.

“Cash for Kids provides a helping hand to those who need it most and it’s an honour to support its very important work.”


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

Image: L-R Alan Thomson, Marty Ewart producer, Andrew Bird, Boogie in the morning presenter Arlene, Hannah Fitzgibbon, Emma Kemp (Cash for Kids) and Boogie in the morning presenter Boogie.

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