Will Aid is the UK’s top charity Will-writing scheme. During November, solicitors all over the country will be writing basic Wills for clients and instead of charging their usual fees, they will invite clients to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid. The money raised from donations is shared by nine well-known UK charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (Northern Ireland).
Partner Mary McQueen explains: "To raise as much money as possible for Will Aid, we will draw up basic Wills without charge, in the hope that our clients will make a donation to the Will Aid charities. The suggested donation level is £95 for a single basic Will or £150 for a pair of Wills."
Making a Will is one of the most thoughtful and important things you can do to protect those you love. Yet it is surprising that fewer than half of people have made one. Most say they simply haven’t got around to it and yet it can take years to sort out someone’s estate if they die without a Will, leaving their nearest and dearest in great distress.
Dot Mullally adds: "To ensure your wishes will be carried out after death and to avoid the kind of family disputes, financial worries and legal battles that can ensue when someone dies without a proper will, contact us now to make a Will and at the same time help to build a better world."