Bridge McFarland helps charities

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Law firm Bridge McFarland, which has an office in Louth, hopes to raise £1,400 for charities including Louth & District Help for Homeless by donating £20 for every will signed during January.

Other charities to benefit include Linkage Community Trust, When You Wish Upon a Star and St Andrew’s Hospice.

People who use the firm to draw up their will pay the normal price, but Bridge McFarland will pass on £20 of the fee divided between four charities.

So the more people who opt for a will the more the charities will get. On current figures the firm expects to raise £1,400.

According to research carried out by a financial advice website more than 30 million adults in the UK do not have a will.

The survey revealed that two thirds of those aged between 35 and 54 are living without a Will, despite 92% of people having a firm idea of who they would like to see their money go to when they die.

The financial advice website also revealed that more than a third (36 per cent) of those aged over 55 have yet to make a Will.

Dying without a will means the Government will decide the order of who gets what from your estate – and if no one comes forward then the Government will take the lot.

“It’s really important for people to think seriously about making a Will to ensure their wishes are followed and their families are left secure,” said Patrick Purves, Head of the Private Client Department at Bridge McFarland.

“It’s also a time when many people think about leaving a legacy for charities and we wanted to do something that encouraged people to make a Will and helped local organisations too.

“The four charities we have chosen all do fantastic work for the community and we are delighted to be able to support them.”