Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do to protect your family and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice has teamed up with a firm of solicitors in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire to make it easier and cheaper to make a Will.
Throughout October, Buchanan & Co., who have offices in Kiveton Park and Staveley, are offering to make a Single Will for just £95, or a Mirror Will for £150. The entire fee will then be donated to Bluebell Wood.
During ‘Make a Will Month’ in May, Buchanan & Co donated over £1,600 to Bluebell Wood using the same offer and have raised nearly £1 million in potential bequests.
Julie Booth, Trust & Legacy Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “Over half the population of the UK does not have any kind of Will in place, yet we all know how important it is to make one.”
It’s recommended you update your Will every five years or when major life events happen such as getting married or divorced, having a baby or adopting a child, moving house, becoming grandparents, as well as many more.
“Not many people realise getting married can automatically invalidate your Will so any special bequests you had won’t be honoured. Making a Will means you’ll be protecting your own family’s future, and helping the families supported by Bluebell Wood every day.
“We are really grateful to Buchanan & Co. for their continued support. They have already raised thousands of pounds for us in donations and almost a million pounds in potential bequests.”
A basic Will can include funeral wishes, appointing guardians for your children, simple bequests and a gift to a chosen charity.
Alex Gibbons, Estate Planner & Paralegal at Buchanan & Co said: “We are very pleased to be associated with Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice as they have become very close to our team’s heart in the fabulous work that they do for the children and young people when in need. Right from the top to the bottom, the staff and volunteers are very passionate about Bluebell Wood and it shows.
“Buchanan & Co Solicitors are more than happy to work pro-bono with regards to Will writing for the staff, volunteers and friends of Bluebell Wood, and the voluntary donations received for that service all goes to the hospice. Keep up the good work one and all.”