Make a will and help a charity

Making a will could help charity
Making a will could help charity

Charity-minded solicitors are urging readers to use their services to write a will this November and make a voluntary donation to Will Aid instead of paying the usual fee.

All the money donated will be shared by nine of the UK’s charities: Actionaid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).

The suggested donation is £95 for a single will, £150 for a pair of mirror wills.

According to the latest Will Aid research, approximately 26 million adults (that’s 52%) do not have a will. In addition, more than nine million (39%) of adults have not updated their will for 10 years or more. The research also shows that those most in need of a will are least likely to have one.

For those who need to write their will, a solicitor is the safest and most secure choice. Readers now have the chance to put their affairs in order and help charities at the same time - but the offer is only available for November.

Participating solictors in Lancashire can be found at www.willaid.org.uk or by calling the Will Aid hotline on 0300 0300 013.

Shirley Marsland

Campaign Manager for Will Aid