A TOTAL of £2,400 will be used to support nine different charities thanks to staff at a law firm with branches throughout East Lothian.

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Paris Steele still managed to give up some of its time in November to take part in Will Aid.

The annual charity campaign supports ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).

Paris Steele, which has branches in Dunbar, Haddington and North Berwick, has been taking part in the scheme for 14 years.

Edward Danks, partner at Paris Steele, said “This is a superb initiative which targets the millions of people in the UK who do not have a will and allows them access to a professional to draw up this important document.

“We are glad we could do our bit to help, particularly as it has been such a difficult time for charities and people across the world.

“We sincerely hope the donations we have raised will make a difference and help them to continue the vital work they are doing both in the UK and overseas.”

Will Aid takes place every November. Participating solicitors volunteer their time and expertise and waive their fee for writing a basic will. Instead, they invite clients to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid.