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Frome solicitors join RUH’s Make a Will Month

FOURsolicitors firms in Frome will be taking part in the RUH Forever Friends Appeal’s ‘Make a WillMonth’ in September, to raise money for the hospital.

For one month only, 16 solicitors in the RUH catchment area will be reducing their will-writing fees and donating the fee to the Forever Friends Appeal.

Harris & Harris, FDC Law, Brown & Vautier and Ames Kent Solicitors will all be taking part in the initiative to encourage the public to make wills, whilst raising money for charity.

Caroline Fletcher, a wills expert and associate solicitor for Harris & Harris said, “We are very proud to support The Forever Friends Appeal by participating in their Make a Will Month.

“Making a will is very important as it is the only way to ensure your estate is distributed in accordance with your wishes.  If you do not make a will then the intestacy rules will apply to your estate which means that it will be distributed according to the law.  This may result in people you never intended benefiting.

“Having your will drafted by a properly qualified professional, means you can ensure that your estate passes to those people or charities that you intend.  By making your will during Make a Will Month, not only do you benefit from professional advice, you are also helping a worthwhile local charity.”

A spokesperson from the Forever Friends Appeal said, “Many of us put off making a will thinking there will be time to do it later, and it is estimated that only one third of the population has an up to date will which reflects their current situation.

“Making a will or updating your existing one gives you full control over your money and assets to guarantee they go to the people and the causes you care about most.

“It is perfectly legal to write your own will, but few of us have the skills needed to do this properly.  To help you with this, The Forever Friends Appeal is proud to be working with professional solicitors around the RUH catchment area and hosting its first ever ‘Make a Will’ campaign during the month of September.

“16 participating solicitors will charge a fee of £100 to draw up a standard will or £150 for a standard double will and their fees will be donated to The Forever Friends Appeal.

“Four main events which may require you to consider and update your will include marriage, a new family member, a divorce, or a death.”

To get started on making your own will, contact one of Frome’s participating solicitors below:

• Harris & Harris – 463366

• FDC Law – 463311

• Brown & Vautier – 465222

• Ames Kent – 462017.