Make a will to support air ambulance

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Solicitors firms in the Duchy are offering will-writing in return for donations to Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust (CAAT) as part of the charity’s first Make a Will Week.

Between June 21 and 25, four legal firms in the county will be offering their services for free in return for a cash donation to the charity, which runs the UK’s first air ambulance helicopter.

Vouchers are being distributed at the Royal Cornwall Show and participating firms: Coodes Solicitors in Launceston, Cornish Venning Chellews in Penzance, Foot Anstey in Truro and Stephens Scown in Truro.

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CAAT’s chief executive Paula Martin said: “We appreciate it can be difficult for people who are busy leading their lives to think about what might happen after they die.

“However, it can bring real peace of mind and ensure that your affairs are in good order for your family and loved ones.

“This is a chance to have your will written by an experienced local solicitor whilst raising money for a valuable Cornish charity at the same time.”

Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust has been established for 23 years and completed more than 21,500 missions since it was launched.

It costs up to £1.5 million per year to keep the helicopter flying and is tasked with emergencies several times each day.

It relies on fundraising and donations to continue its crucial work helping to save lives in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.