Making a Will for charity

THE ANNUAL Will Aid charity fund-raiser will soon be upon us.

Will Aid’s ‘Make a Will Month[ raises funds for ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF and Trocaire.

Instead of charging their usual fee for a basic Will during November, participating solicitors will invite Will-makers to make a donation to the Will Aid charities.

The suggested minimum donation is £90 for a single Will, £135 for a pair of mirror Wills, and £40 for a codicil.

Will Aid warn of the perils of not having a Will. They give the example of people who are not legally married or in a civil partnership, and who are not automatically entitled to anything from the estate of their partner.

They add that it is very important to keep a Will up-to-date. This is particularly important when family circumstances change.

There may be births, deaths, divorces, marriages or even changes through age or ill health in people named as executors of the Will, or as guardians for children.

Will Aid tell us that locally, the solicitor taking part this year is Mr John Scott of Scott Alexander, 46 High Street, Montrose, telephone 01674 671477.