The topic of wills and future planning is never easy to think about, and is quite often at the bottom of peoples ‘to do’ list. It really doesn’t need to be all doom and gloom. Actually, it should be the opposite. Writing a will gives you the chance to do something today, that no doubt your future self will thank you for.
A will gives you choice. A will gives you the freedom to ensure your wishes are carried out just as you want them to be, and by whom you want them to be. A will allows you to make the decisions about your assets that best suits your family and personal circumstances, and not leave it to the law.
The 10th -16th September 2018 is ‘Remember a Charity in your will’ week.
“Three quarters of Britons regularly give to charity in their lifetimes, yet only 6% currently include a charity when writing a Will”.
It is quite incredible how much Charities rely upon legacy’s to run on a daily basis.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Tŷ Hafan, as a solicitor involved in their ‘Write a will’ campaign that runs in March every year.
I was greeted with the warmest of welcomes by all the staff at the Hospice, and it was truly inspiring to actually see how Tŷ Hafan helps so many people, in so many ways.
The hospice itself is beautiful. It immediately makes you feel at home. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere that is packed full of life. We were given a tour of the hospice, and shown some of the life changing technology they have there that is tailored to each individual that passes through their doors. Tŷ Hafan really is a hidden gem!
12% of Tŷ Hafan’s income is generated through legacies left in wills. This really makes a massive difference to their future planning and their ability to continue to help families in so many different ways. In reality, no one wants to find themselves in the position where they need such a resource, but it happens. Tŷ Hafan offers essential services to so many families in Wales, and from what I saw, the families really are the heart and soul of the hospice.
Just think about it.
You could be part of making a difference, by simply remembering a charity in your will.
To sign up for the Tŷ Hafan write a will campaign, supporters can visit https://www.tyhafan.org/will-offer/ or call 029 2053 2255 from January 2019.