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Write your Will and support Age UK Suffolk in 2020

Published on 07 January 2020 03:51 PM

It is estimated that only one third of people in the UK have made a Will. We can never be sure what the future may bring, but what we can do, is ensure that by planning for your family’s future, your family can take comfort in the fact that your wishes are being carried out.  

Age UK Suffolk’s annual Write a Will Scheme is a great way to get your affairs in order, and support a local charity too.

The scheme offers excellent value to people who are looking to make their Will for the first time, or revise their existing Will, with a set donation being paid to the charity, so that you know exactly how much your Will is going to cost you from the outset.

If you are considering making your Will, or perhaps your Will needs updating, the scheme offers both single and mirror Wills, giving individuals and couples the opportunity to choose their solicitor, subject to availability.  Each partnering solicitor will donate a number of Wills free of charge to Age UK Suffolk – the number of Wills available varies between each solicitors practice, so it’s advisable to have a second choice in mind, but all represent excellent value for money and the assurance that yours and your family’s future is protected. 

The scheme is available to people from all over Suffolk during February, and all monies raised through the scheme will be spent on vital and often life-changing services and support for thousands of older people across the county.

Donation fee: £100 for a single Will, £150 for a mirror Will.

What do you know about Lasting Power of Attorney (LPAs)?

An LPA is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people to help you make decisions or make decisions on your behalf, should you be unable to. This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or illness, or cannot make your own decisions. There are two types of LPAs - health & finance - so you can choose to make one or both. LPAs are really important documents that can protect you and your loved ones should the need arise.

This Will Month, we are also running an LPA scheme, where our participating solicitors are reducing their fee by 10% (excluding VAT) with the client donating that 10% to Age UK Suffolk.

Our participating Solicitors are as follows:

Atkins Thomson – Tel 01284 767766 :Low Green Barn, Low Green, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5ND 

Christchurch Law – Tel 01473 355160 : Soane House, 4 Soane Street, Ipswich, IP4 2BG

Gotelee

19 Deben Mill Business Centre, Old Maltings Approach, Melton, Woodbridge, IP12 1BL. Tel 01394 388605

6 Church Street, Hadleigh, IP7 5DU. Tel 01473 822102

I31 – 41 Elm Street, Ipswich, IP1 2AY Tel 01473 211121

97 Hamiliton Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7AH Tel 01394 283241

Honey Legal –Tel 0844 822112 : Based in Bury, travelling consultant 

Prettys –Tel 01473 232121 : Elm House, 25 Elm Street, Ipswich, IP1 2AD 

Watkins Stewart & Ross – Tel 01473 226266 : 18 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AL

Ross Coates – Tel 01473 621800 : 139 Main Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, IP5 2NX

Smith & Co – Tel 01473 226231 : Clarence House, 21 St Margarets Green, Ipswich, IP4 2BN

Please phone the Solicitor directly to book your apppointment and mention that you would like to donate to Age UK Suffolk through the Will month scheme. 

For more information about Will Month please call 01473 353063