Citizens Advice South Hams says a big thank you

Citizens Advice South Hams would like to say a big thank you to the solicitors and members of the public who recently took part in their Wills Week campaign. The local charity is very pleased to announce that the week raised nearly £5,000 in donations, which will help them train and support more volunteer advisers.

The South Hams Law practices who gave their time and expertise free of charge to raise money for Citizens Advice were Bartons Solicitors, Beers Solicitors, Start Point Law and SW Law. They all allocated slots throughout the week for members of the public to make appointments to write simple Wills.

Janie Moor, CEO at Citizens Advice South Hams said, “We had an amazing Wills Week, the support we’ve received from busy Law practices and members of the public donating to us is incredible. It enables us to train new volunteers and keep our offices open.

We’re extremely busy at the moment as more and more local South Hams residents are coming to us for help. The top areas of concern are debt, benefits advice and housing, so donations like this really help us. If anyone reading this would like to join us as a volunteer we would love to hear from them”.

All Citizens Advice volunteers receive full training and are supported and supervised as they give advice. There are no specific qualifications or experience to train for the role, just an ability to be open-minded, good at listening, enjoy helping people and have basic computer skills.

To find out more about the different volunteering roles contact Citizens Advice on volunteering@southhamscab.or

Sarah Hannaford, Kelly Hutchings, Mandy Potter and Claire Thompson from Bartons Solicitors with Janie Moor

Rebecca Weare from Start Point Solicitors with Janie Moor

Sonia Hems from Beers Solicitors with Janie Moor

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