At this time of year, our thoughts are focused on gifts for our nearest and dearest. We will also hear requests from Charities asking us to include them in our Christmas list and to make a donation to them.
One way to do this and at the same time get our own affairs in order ready for the New Year, is to make a Will under one of the Charity Schemes available and leave a gift to the Charity under our Will, the Charity then covering the cost of the Will.
It is important to make a Will because your Will tells everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and other property after you die. If you don’t make a will the law decides how your estate is passed on and this might mean some people benefiting that you do not wish to do so and other important people missing out. It also makes it easier for your family and friends to sort everything out when the times comes.
A Will is especially important if you have children or other family who depend on you financially or if you want to leave gifts to people outside your family or to Charity.
Wrigley Claydon are members of the Free Will Scheme with Cancer Research UK. The only condition for making a Will under this Scheme is that you are aged 18 or over and consider pledging a gift in your Will to Cancer Research UK to help fight this battle against cancer. Cancer Research UK will then in return pay for the cost of your Will.
If you would like to discuss making a Will or find out more information about the free Will Scheme the team at Wrigley Claydon will be happy to help. Please call Rachel Damianou or Jyoti Patel on (0161) 624 6811 option 3.
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