QualitySolicitors law firms across the country are joining in a month long campaign for charity group Barnardo’s to encourage people to write their wills and consider leaving a legacy for the UK’s most vulnerable children.
Around 70% of British adults aged over 50 don’t have a valid will, according to recent search by the QualitySolicitors organisation. Of those who did create a will before a will before their 50th birthday, almost half admit a major life change has occurred since they last updated it. During the whole month of October, QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby, based in Laneham Street, Scunthorpe, will help people aged over 55 bring their affairs in order, in the hope that they leave a legacy to Barnardo’s. Dylan Carroll, Senior Regional Manager at Barnardo’s said:
As the autumn nights draw in, many of us are thankful we have a safe place to live and family and friends around us. For many of the children, young people and families that Barnardo’s support, this is unfortunately not the reality. If you write your Will with our partners at QualitySolicitors in October and leave a legacy to Barnardo’s, alongside remembering family and friends, you can ensure that when vulnerable children need support in the future, Barnardo’s will be there for them to turn to.
Victoria Norman, Associate Solicitor, at QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby’s Wills & Probate Department, added:
The Barnardo’s Wills Scheme really does have a positive impact on the charity’s legacies and we’re really excited to announce that we are supporting the organisation in Will Month. We hope to encourage people to make a will or review their existing will and as part of the process consider leaving a legacy to Barnardos which will be used by the charity to help support a vulnerable child.
Having an up-to-date will is important for many reasons, including preventing potential family fallouts. If you do not have a will when you die, the law decides who inherits your assets. This could mean partners, children or close friends could find themselves left out. QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby’s opening hours are: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm and Saturday, 8.30am to 12.00noon. If you are interested in the Barnardo’s Will Scheme you can either pop in or call their main switchboard on 01724 854000 for more information.
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For further enquiries contact Debbie Connolly on 01724 854000 or 07710 395010.