Will Writing Fortnight
Will Writing Fortnight is becoming a popular feature of RNC’s fundraising year and, for the last few years, has taken place in March. So what is it?
For two weeks in early spring, we invite people who live near to RNC – who haven’t yet made a formal Will – to make an appointment with one of two local participating solicitors. A legal professional is then able to help individuals and couples to put together a basic single Will or basic mirror Wills.
Why do I need a Will?
Instinctively, we all know that making a Will is the right thing to do. But how many of us actually get round to writing one? There are real implications for those of us who haven’t expressed our wishes clearly in such a legal document.
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, have an opportunity to avoid ambiguity about the beneficiaries of their estate by making a Will.
In recent years, RNC has worked in partnership with two local solicitors who have very kindly waived their fee, during the fortnight, in exchange for a donation to RNC. As a rough guide, the past suggested donation has been £95 for a basic single Will and £150 for basic mirror Wills.
The money raised from donations is used to give students at RNC the chance to live independently, the opportunity to retrain for work, or to gain the qualifications necessary to move on to higher education.
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