No one likes to think about death, but like taxes, it is one of those things we all have to face sooner or later.
Most of us hope it will be later, much later, but when that time comes it is always better to be prepared for it. One of the best ways of being organised is to have a will drawn up.
And with Will Aid Month starting in November there has never been a better time chance to organise affairs while at the same time helping to raise money for charity.
Will Aid Month lasts for just four weeks and links up people with participating solicitors in their area who prepare basic wills in exchange for a donation.
Campaign director Peter de Vena Franks said: “Will Aid is now open for business. You can make a November appointment right now and we suggest you do it as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
“Will Aid is a wonderful opportunity to not just make a will, but do it with the help of a professional with the added bonus of helping nine charities in the UK at the same time.
“We are delighted to have so many solicitors involved and willing to give up some of their precious time to help people who have made no provision for their estate.”
Will Aid has raised more than £17 million for charity since it launched more than 25 years ago.
The scheme takes place across the country and supports some of the UK’s best-loved charities such as ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland).
The recommended donation for a basic Will Aid will is £95 for a single will and £150 for a pair of mirror wills.
For more information about Will Aid and details about how to book an appointment visit the website at www.willaid.org.uk