Diabetes UK is asking people, aged 55 and over, in selected areas to get their Wills written or updated for free during October and include the charity as a beneficiary.
Free Wills Month operates this October in Bournemouth, Derby, Exeter, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Plymouth, Swansea and Torquay.
The charity is encouraging everyone aged 55 plus to use Free Wills Month to get an up-to-date simple Will written or updated for free by using participating solicitors. Doing so ensures your wishes are respected, and it avoids difficult decisions and legal complications for your loved ones. Free Wills Month also allows you to provide for family and friends and leave a gift to your chosen charities.
Only seven per cent of us give to charities in our Wills, but legacies can make a huge difference. Gifts left to Diabetes UK will help us to fund vital research into diabetes, campaign on key issues, and support even more of the four and a half million people in the UK who are living with the condition.
Rebecca Grosvenor, Legacy Executive at Diabetes UK, said, “Diabetes is serious and can lead to devastating complications such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke and amputation. Donations help us support people to manage their condition, as well as to reach people at risk of Type 2 diabetes, and fund pioneering research.
“There is no obligation to leave to a charity during Free Wills Month but it’s the perfect time to add one in to your will. Don’t leave it too late to book an appointment as they are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.”