Local solicitors DF Legal LLP and charity supporters have raised over £3,200 for us by donating their fees and time in return for writing Wills. DF Legal LLP have been supporting Make a Will month since 2015. Since the campaign began six years ago, £77,000 has been raised with the support of solicitors across Gloucestershire and £14,000 was raised this year.
As well as being able to support us, making a Will makes it much easier to make sure your wishes are carried out in the event of your death. Important times to consider making a Will are when getting married, divorced, buying a house and if you have children or others financially dependent on you. A Will sets out how your money, possession and property should be distributed when you die. It can also help reduce the amount of inheritance tax payable on the value of property and money you leave.
Shelly Boden, Wills & Probate Assistant, DF Legal LLP said “We’ve been delighted to help Cobalt alongside assisting clients with getting their affairs in order. A Will is usually simple and inexpensive to draft and we encourage all our clients to have one prepared. It saves time, money and distress for your next of kin to have clear instructions regarding your wishes. In addition to assuring your financial affairs are in good order, proper planning can reduce the likelihood of family disagreements and ensure taxation in your lifetime and on your estate is minimised.”
Helen Tomes, Supporter Relations Officer, Cobalt said “We have been delighted by the support of D F Legal LLP. We are currently raising money to buy a new MRI scanner for our imaging centre in Cheltenham, so the money raised will be well spent. The new scanner and the room will be designed to create a more relaxing and comfortable experience for patients. Patients will be able to select ambient lighting, video and sound experience”.