Make a will and raise money for charity

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RESIDENTS in the Dispatch district are being encouraged to secure peace of mind by having a will written — and raising money for charity into the bargain.

Will Aid’s ‘Make A Will Month’ takes place in November.

The innovative scheme puts clients in touch with solicitors, who waive their usual fees for the writing of a will in return for a donation that benefits nine charities, including the British Red Cross, Save The Children and Christian Aid.

The suggested donation is £85 for a single will, £125 for a pair of matching wills or £40 for a change to an existing will (codicial).

Solicitors taking part locally throughout November are Robert Barber and Son, of Watnall Road, Hucknall, and Curtis Parkinson, of Main Street, Bulwell. Will Aid is open to all ages.

Shirley Marsland, campaign manager for Will Aid, said: “I would urge everyone to think seriously about what would happen if they died without a will.

“Parents of young children need to have appointed guardians should the worst happen. Anyone who has married, divorced or had children should make sure their will is up to date and reflects these changes.”