The Private Client Department here at John Fowlers LLP are honoured to be participating and supporting the first Essex Age UK Wills week, commencing Monday 5th – Friday 9th October.
Age UK Essex supports over 60,000 older people Essex offering their vital services. They receive no national funding and need to raise in excess of £500,000 a year through their donations and fundraising, to ensure they can continue to support vulnerable older people within Essex.
The purpose of the Age UK Essex Will scheme is that members of the public instruct their designated solicitors to prepare a Will but instead of paying the firm’s fees, they provide a donation to Age UK. To this end, the solicitor works for no fee at all and passes on to Age UK 100% of the fee for creating a simple Will.
This year, Age UK Essex has suggested the minimum gift donation is £75.00 for a simple single Will and £120.00 for simple mirror Wills. This is entirely at your discretion and of course if you would like to make a larger donation, this is most gratefully received.
You are also able to leave a legacy within your Will, whether that be part of your residuary estate, a fixed amount of money or a specific gift such as a piece of jewellery, stocks and shares or household items.
Please contact us on the Colchester office 01206 576151 and a member of our team will be more than happy to arrange an appointment for you or discuss this scheme further with you. (Please note we have offices in Colchester, Brightlingsea, Mersea and Clacton.)
We hope this to be a great success for Age UK Essex, with the help of the generosity of those taking part in this scheme.