It’s one of the most important things you’ll ever do, but so many of us keep putting it off.
St Christopher’s Will Week returns from 30 March to 4 April and is the perfect opportunity to make or update your Will and support St Christopher’s at the same time.
Nearly everyone who comes in to make a Will says, it’s been on my to-do list for years. Generally, people think it’s very complicated, but it really isn’t.
Laura Bailey is a solicitor at one of our Will Week partners, Grant Saw, who will waive their usual fee in return for a donation to St Christopher’s. She explains why it’s good to take a moment to write your Will.
“You need to think about what you want to achieve after you’ve died – who should benefit from your estate, such as your children, grandchildren or charities and causes you want to support. Nearly everyone who comes in to make a Will says, it’s been on my to-do list for years. Generally, people think it’s very complicated, but it really isn’t. We aim to make the process as easy and pain-free as possible. I like to get to know the person who is making the Will as it’s a very personal document.”
Anne Blanc (pictured), whose husband Jacques was cared for at St Christopher’s, had meant to update her Will ever since he died in 2011, but she just kept putting it off.
“St Christopher’s Will Week came up and I thought, this is the prompt for me to get on with it and to do something for St Christopher’s at the same time. I contacted one of the solicitors and they were very helpful and efficient. The process to make the Will was very smooth and not drawn out – I wish I had done it earlier.”
For more information, contact Rachel Hedley, Legacy and In Memory Fundraiser, on 020 8768 4632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For a full list of solicitors involved in our Will Week, visit www.stchristophers.org.uk/willweek.