A FIRM of solicitors in Louth are taking part in an innovative scheme to offer free basic wills to people in the local area.
Bridge McFarland in the Corn Market, as well as Chattertons who operate across the county, have teamed up with cancer charity Marie Curie for the project which runs until June 29.
The scheme offers those aged 55 or over the opportunity to have a simple basic will written for free, whether or not a donation is left to Marie Curie as part of it.
Judy Glossop, Legacy Advisor for Marie Curie, said: “Marie Curie Cancer Care has chosen to pay a discounted legal fee for the writing of simple Wills, and whilst there is no obligation to leave a gift to Marie Curie Cancer Care in your Will, our hope is that people will choose to do so.”
Gifts left in wills are the single largest and much valued source of voluntary funding for Marie Curie – these gifts are vital to ensure that Marie Curie Nurses can continue to provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes and in our hospices.
Currently there are 98 Marie Curie Nurses who cover Lincolnshire and last year they provided over 60,000 hours of home nursing care to 1,081 patients.
It’s especially important to review your Will when your circumstances change, such as the birth of a child or grandchild; the death of a loved one; marriage; divorce; buying a new property; retirement and inheritance tax planning.
If you are aged 55 or over and would like more information about the Lincolnshire Marie Curie Free Wills Scheme please contact Judy Glossop on 01476 578353.
To learn more about this special way of remembering the charity with a gift in your Will visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/legacy.