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Where there's a Will there's a way to raise money for Gloucestershire-based charity

A campaign that was supported by an eloquence of county law firms has raised more than £10,000 for Gloucestershire medical charity Cobalt's during their Make a Will month.

The eloquence - and yes that is the correct collective noun for solicitors - included Willans LLP, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Davis Gregory, Langley Wellingtons LLO, Dee and Griffin, DF Legal LLO and Sewell Mullings Logie LLP.

All of the firms offered clients the chance to make a donation to charity when engaging their services for making, or changing, a Will.

With more than 100 appointments generated, the solicitors all donated their expertise free of charge, with clients in turn donating the fee to Cobalt.

Making a Will is a vital, if not unpleasant, task for any individual or couple to undertake. However, the chance for a positive to come from a morbid task is seen by clients as a positive.

Helen Tomes, Supporter Relations Officer, Cobalt said "In the 10 years since the scheme began, more than £110,000 has been raised for Cobalt.

"The donations we have received will be put towards our pioneering imaging centre, supporting cancer and dementia patients and their families."

Cobalt is a medical charity helping people affected by cancer, dementia and other conditions.

The charity believes everyone should have access to the best medical imaging for their diagnosis and invest in equipment, research and education to help this happen.

Each year they provide diagnostic imaging for over 75,000 patients at Cobalt Imaging Centre in Cheltenham, a ITM Imaging Centre in Birmingham and six mobile MRI scanners.

As well as cancer, Cobalt equipment is able to assist in the detection of illnesses such as dementia including Alzheimer's disease.

Donations they receive help fund scanning and diagnosis, research, prevention, specialised nursing posts and cancer facilities for local people.

For every £1 of our total diagnostic and voluntary income we spend 88p on their charitable work.

Follow Cobalt on Twitter @cobaltfr or like @CobaltSupporters on Facebook.

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