As research shows that more than a third of UK adults do not have a Will, Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is opening its Free Will Writing Service to those aged 50 and above for the first time to encourage more people to think about their financial planning.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has taken the decision to lower the eligible age to 50, down from 55, to help more residents get their affairs in order.
The Free Will Writing Scheme is offered by the charity in partnership with several local legal firms. Solicitors that are taking part in the scheme in Shropshire include:
- Fodens Solicitors, Fodens Business Centre, M54 Junction 6, Lawley, Telford TF3 5HL
- Graham Withers & Co., 46 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 1PQ
- Matthews Legal Solicitors (Shrewsbury), 34-35 Butcher Row, Shrewsbury SY1 1UW
- Matthews Legal Solicitors (Telford), Meeting Point House, Southwater, Telford TF3 4HS
- Parry Carver Solicitors, 7 Church Street, Wellington, Telford TF1 1BX
Pamela Senioré, legacy executive for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “It’s staggering to see that a third of UK adults do not have a Will, with a proportion citing not being able to afford to prepare this vital legal document as their main reason.
“Leaving this world without planning for those that are important to you can result in unnecessary, emotional and lengthy disputes. Making a Will is so simple and ensures that your last wishes are fulfilled. We are keen to break the stigma around the complexities that put people off making their Will. Our Free Will Scheme is now open to those over the age of 50 and we urge supporters without a current Will to start planning now.
“Those that choose to use our Free Will Writing Scheme often go on to leave a gift for our lifesaving charity but are not obliged to. By supporting in this way, your legacy, regardless of size, will help save lives long into the future.”
Find out more about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity’s free Will writing service by visiting midlandsairambulance.com/freewillscheme and following the organisation on social media.