Throughout April, local solicitors will be donating time and expertise to support medical charity Cobalt. For those who have making or updating a will on their to-do list, Cobalt’s Make a Will month may be just what is needed.
Solicitors will write or update straightforward wills in return for a donation to the charity. The suggested minimum donation is £150 for a single will and £200 for joint mirror wills (this is a fraction of what you would ordinarily pay for the same service).
Making a will through this scheme is a wonderful way to not only be able to tick something off your ‘to do’ list but also save money and support Cobalt; every penny of the donations made through this scheme comes to the charity.
Simon Cook, Head of wills, trusts and probate team, Willans LLP solicitors said:
“We are delighted to be supporting Cobalt for the tenth year with their Make a Will campaign, particularly during our firm’s 75th year. Many people are reluctant to make a will. We understand it can be an uncomfortable thing to think about but the truth is, not having a will can cause real deprivation, delay and distress for your loved ones when you pass away. Your will covers all of your estate; this doesn’t just mean things like property but also bank accounts, investments, business interests and personal belongings. Often it is the smaller items that hold the most sentimental value to those left behind. We recommend people, no matter what age or stage of life, complete a will to safeguard for the future. Having it drawn up by qualified professionals will ensure that your will is valid and reflective of your wishes.”
Whilst there is no obligation to include Cobalt as a beneficiary in a Will made through this scheme, gifts in Wills provide a vital source of income to Cobalt.
Peter Sharpe, Cobalt CEO said “A gift in your will, ensures we are here for patients in the future too. After remembering family and friends, we are grateful for any support you can give.”
For a list of the participating solicitors and further information about the scheme, please take a look at our web page, phone the team on 01242 535922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a Make a Will Month pack.