Devon widower urges people to et their will during Will Aid month

A principal from Crediton in Devon, who lost his wife to breast cancer, is urging people to take advantage of a charity will-writing campaign this month.

Ed Finch’s wife, Diane Finch, made a will detailing her final wishes before she passed away three years ago, leaving behind Ed and their son, who is now aged 15.

Her will ensured her wishes were respected and made things...

Robert Peston calls on Devon solicitors to aid charity campaign

ITV journalist Robert Peston is calling on solicitors in Devon to sign up to a charity campaign this November as the pandemic has left hundreds of local people waiting to write a will.

Some 49% of people in the UK do not have a will – and the coronavirus pandemic has seen a surge in demand for help from local solicitors.

The annual Will Aid campaign is helping meet the...

Have you made a will?

Half of Britons have not made a will, meaning they have no say in who their assets will be passed on to when they die, new figures have revealed.

The statistics have been compiled as part of a poll by charitable initiative Will Aid, to tie in with the launch of the organisation’s 2016 publicity drive My Last Words.

It found that while young people are the least likely to have...

Lawyers urged to join will writing charity drive

Lawyers across the UK are being urged to raise money for charity by writing wills as part of a national month-long drive.

Legal firms are being asked to sign up to Will Aid Month, which takes place across the country from 1-30November 2016.

The programme relies on solicitors to pledge their time and support for the cause which sees them provide the Will writing service for free...

Make a will for Cancer Research UK

South West men and women are being urged to leave a lasting gift for future generations by including a donation to Cancer Research UK in their Will.

The charity has launched a new awareness campaign highlighting the power of legacy giving in helping to save lives.

Gifts left to Cancer Research UK in Wills fund over a third of the charity’s pioneering work, helping to turn...

Millions of wills available to search online

The wills of Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill, Alan Turing and Beatrix Potter are among millions which have been made accessible to the public through a searchable online database.

The government’s archive of 41 million wills dates back to 1858 and will enable people to find out more about their family histories, as well as researching the last wishes of some of the most influential...