The exclusive partnership means those who do not already have one in place can have a simple Will professionally written that captures everything from final wishes to inheritance and tax planning.
Those taking advantage of the offer may wish to consider leaving a legacy gift in their Will to Barnardo’s. The scheme has already seen more than 3,000 people take part and raised an impressive £15 million in estimated future income for disadvantaged and vulnerable children throughout the UK since it began in 2010. The money goes towards services and research for kids who have experienced poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence.
Barnardo’s Will Scheme Senior Relationships Manager, Sue Westbury said the scheme is a “wonderful way to help people plan ahead whilst also supporting a truly worthwhile cause”.
“Given that nearly £1 in every £2 we receive from our kind and generous supporters comes from gifts left in Wills, this partnership is central to ensuring Barnardo’s work continues to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families long into the future,” Mrs Westbury said.
Previous research by YouGov has shown that around 60 per cent of adults in the UK do not have a Will, with a fifth of people saying they are not wealthy enough to need one. Despite this, the Citizen Advice service reported a rise in the number of enquiries on behalf of people who have died without making a Will, revealing issues for families.
Principal Member of QualitySolicitors Jordans, Rosemarie Sharp said people should consider a Will whatever their financial situation might be.
The law surrounding estate planning and administration is complex and there are risks involved in having a Will that is not properly drafted, signed or witnessed. Using a professional reduces these risks and gives people reassurance that they will be protected if something does go wrong.
By taking advantage of March Will Month, people aged over 55 years can save upwards of £70 plus VAT, which is the normal cost for a single Will to be professionally written with QualitySolicitors Jordans. To book an appointment, simply call 01302 365 374 or click here to contact us.