Make a Will, Make a Difference

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Will Writing Fortnight 2017

We all know we should make a Will. But how many of us put off doing so without realising the implications for those we will leave behind? Making preparations in your lifetime about what should happen to your possessions or assets after you die may save your loved ones difficulties and cost in the future. Young people, as well as those of more advanced years, can make their wishes very clear by writing a Will.

 

We, at The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), are partnering with two Herefordshire-based solicitors firms who are offering to help local people get their affairs in order whilst also supporting our work supporting people with sight loss.

 

From 6 to 17 March 2017, Chartered Legal Executive, Sally Smith of Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors, Hereford (01432 349670) and Adrian Jones, Paralegal at Gabbs Solicitors, Leominster (01568 616333) are offering to waive their Will writing fee in exchange for a donation to RNC.  This opportunity relates to basic Wills i.e. where the instructions outlined in the Will are not complex.

 

The suggested donation is £95 for a basic single Will and £150 for basic mirror Wills. The money raised will give students at the RNC the chance to live independently and the opportunity to prepare for university or the workplace. Demand is likely to be high so booking an appointment for Will Writing Fortnight as early as possible with one of the two participating solicitors is recommended.

 

For more information, call 01432 376 371 or email:  fundraising@rnc.ac.uk

 

Article written by Fundraising Officer Claire Buckland