6th March 2020
Throughout April, local solicitors in Gloucestershire are donating their expertise free of charge to write or update straightforward Wills. In return clients can choose to make a donation to Cobalt.
All they need to do is ring up for a pack or download one from our website www.cobalthealth.co.uk along with a voucher to redeem at the solicitors. Then book an appointment with the firm. Suggested donations are £100 for a single Will and £150 for mirror Wills. The suggested donations are significantly less than the average costs of making a Will.
Making a Will is often one of those tasks that many of us put off. Make a Will Month is about highlighting the importance of making your wishes known whilst helping a local charity.
Gabrielle Renouf, Chartered Legal Executive, Davis Gregory Solicitors said “We often see clients who are living together and they assume the survivor will automatically inherit from their estate, this is not the case. Everyone should have a Will but those couples living together should make it a priority to protect each other.”
Some unusual items can be left in Wills can cause a conundrum to remaining friends and relatives. Davis Gregory Solicitors have dealt with a collection of real life sized antique buses, a piece of hair belonging to a childhood dog and the division of a piano between two beneficiaries!
Helen Tomes, Supporter Relations Officer, Cobalt said “Donations we receive will be put towards our work supporting patients with cancer, dementia and their families”.
Legacies have enabled Cobalt to fund some life changing services and equipment over the years including:
• funding for a new teenagers and young adults with cancer specialist nurse
• provision of training and education for health care professionals
• a cutting edge PET/CT scanner for the Cobalt Imaging Centre, providing faster, safer and clearer scans for a patients
• contribution to local, national and international cancer and dementia research programmes.
Making a Will can offer peace of mind, bring any outstanding affairs into order, offer potential inheritance tax benefits and provide a vital source of income from any legacies left to charity.