Make a will in November and help raise cash for charities

IF YOU don’t have a proper will you are urged to hurry to make an appointment with Brechin Will Aid solicitor Sheills. This chance to get an affordable will and give to charity instead of paying the solicitor only lasts for the month of November. So book an appointment now and be sure not to miss out.

Making a will is easy to do and gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your family and friends will be looked after and that your possessions will go to those you care about.

If you have already written your will, it is important to ensure that it is kept up to date. Experts suggest that a will is reviewed every five years and updated as and when circumstances change. There may have been births, deaths, marriages or separations, all of which may have an impact on the contents of a will, and some of which can affect your actual wishes being fulfilled.

Your local Will Aid solicitor will draw up a basic will and, instead of charging a fee, will ask you to make a donation to Will Aid. The money raised in this way is shared by nine charities and used to help people in need in the UK and around the world. The suggested donation is just £90 for a single will, £135 for a pair of mirror wills or £40 for a codicil (change) to an existing one.

All the money donated is shared by nine of the UK’s best loved charities: ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland).

Appointments can be made with Solicitor Gair Couston by phoning 01356 622171 or popping in to 31a St David Street.