WILLS: Boost charities this month

Local solicitors are offering their services on a voluntary basis to help people write their Will this month – Will Aid’s Make a Will Month.

Instead of charging a fee they are inviting the Will-maker to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid. The suggested donation is £95 for a single basic Will and £150 for a pair of basic matching or “mirror” Wills. All the money donated is shared between nine participating charities that carry out life-changing work.

Most charity Will schemes are aimed at older people. Will Aid is different. It is open to adults of any age and that’s because Will Aid solicitors know how important it is for everyone to have a proper Will. It doesn’t matter whether you are 18 or 80 years old if you want your worldly possessions to go to particular individuals or organisations, you need to have a valid Will and keep it up to date.

Will Aid solicitors get very busy so it is advisable to book your appointment as soon as possible. Participating solicitors can be found at www.willaid.org.uk or by calling the hotline on 0300 030 9558.

Peter de Vena Franks,

Will Aid Campaign Director