Making a will may not always be front of mind, but if you want to make sure that your wishes are met and loved ones are looked after once you have passed away; having one really is essential.
If peace of mind is not incentive enough, then our upcoming Wills Week is sure to help. From 30th May to 2nd June 2017 we will be dedicating a whole week to encouraging people in and around Bury St Edmunds to get a will drawn up or updated at our offices in Whiting Street.
During this week, we will not be taking any fees for this service – all we ask is that you make a suitable donation to the fantastic St Nicholas Hospice instead.
The Hospice relies heavily on gifts in wills to help keeps its services running and these donations will enable them to continue to offer their vital services to people in the community who need it.
Nick Duncan, St Nicholas Hospice Care Legacy Officer, said: “Getting a will drafted protects your family and gives everyone peace of mind. Many people do not realise how the law can badly disadvantage their loved ones in certain circumstances if they don’t leave a will – nor that certain life events can invalidate a previously valid will.”
So if you do not have a will, or have one that needs updating, take part in Wills Week and make an appointment now.
Top Four reasons for making a will
- A will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die – without a will the process can be more time consuming and stressful.
- If you don’t write a will, everything you own will be shared out in a standard way defined by the law – which isn’t always the way you might want.
- A will can help reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that might be payable on the value of the property and money you leave behind.
- Writing a will is especially important if you have children or other family who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family.
Make an appointment with us during Wills Week this year and help raise vital funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care. Call us on 01284 701131 or contact us here.