ZEDRA UK Backs Covid-19 Response Appeal 

As a part of the re-launch of their estate planning services, Knutsford based firm ZEDRA UK has pledged to donate 25% of the fees from drafting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, generated by a local advertising campaign, to our Covid-19 Response Appeal.

The firm is bringing together a package of services including Probate, Will drafting, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trust services, and the re-launch is providing the ideal opportunity to give something back to their local community.

Since the launch in March, our Covid-19 Response Appeal has awarded over £681,161 in grants to charities across Cheshire and Warrington.

Zoe Sheppard, CEO of CCF, commented: “It’s great to see local businesses like ZEDRA creating initiatives to support our Appeal and we welcome any other businesses getting in touch with us to see how they can help, either through a direct donation or an initiative like this”.

Stuart McLuckie, Managing Director of ZEDRA UK, said “We have been based in Cheshire for over 30 years, and I was born and raised in Middlewich, so I would be delighted if our initiative raises funds for a local good cause.  I have met Zoe and the team at CCF several times and was amazed by their energy and commitment to the local area.  As a business, we regularly help people donate to charities either during their lifetime or through a Will and it is generally the larger, national charities that benefit most. Whilst this is fantastic and all charities are working for a good cause, it is important that people recognise the importance of smaller charities too; especially to their local area. I think if clients could see just how much Cheshire Community Foundation helps across the County then they may consider donating directly to them, leaving a legacy in their Will or simply using our services as part of this initiative.

As part of its growth plans, ZEDRA is also planning to take on four local apprentices in September.  “It’s a business which can offer a good long-term career and we hope that by making jobs available for youngsters in the area, we can help in a small way at this difficult time.”