Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) has enlisted Girlings to promote the importance of having a Will as part of the charity’s celebration of supporting former military personnel and the disabled for 100 years.
Thanks to the RBLI Let’s Make A Will campaign Girlings, along with four other law firms, has agreed to offer ten free wills to individuals or couples across Kent as part of the initiative linked to the charity’s Centenary Village appeal to develop new apartments, homes and community facilities at Aylesford, near Maidstone.
Lesley Rushton, Head of Private Client in Canterbury said: 'Girlings is delighted to have been invited to support RBLI Let’s Make A Will campaign as part of RBLI’s special Centenary Year. We look forward to playing our part in contributing towards the tremendous work RBLI does to provide a brighter future for Armed Forces veterans, serving personnel and their families, as well as for other disadvantaged people.’
RBLI’s Chief Executive Steve Sherry, CMG, OBE, said: 'In this, our 100th year, we are looking at how best to leave a legacy for the future generations of veterans and disabled people we support.
'With more than half of all UK residents not having a Will, people also need to think about how best they can leave their own legacy for their families and good causes, which is why we’ve set up the RBLI Make a Will campaign.
'Every penny donated to RBLI through legacies will go directly to providing crucial care to support severely disabled veterans, as well as those facing homelessness.
'We are really pleased to have been joined by such great legal partners and delighted by their generosity.'
If the legacies are considered complex due to family structure, size of estate or require tax planning, it has been agreed that the solicitors will need to charge for services beyond producing a simple Will.
Sue Lidbetter, Legacy Fundraiser at RBLI, said: 'Having an up to date Will prepared by a solicitor ensures your wishes are respected and can avoid difficult decisions and legal complications for your family.
'Taking part in our Make A Will campaign allows you to plan for your family and friends’ futures, and at the same time leave a gift to the charities that you care about.'
The RBLI Let’s Make A Will campaign brings together four other Kent law firms - Brachers, Buss Murton, Cooper Burnett and Gullands.
Members of the public interested in being one of the fifty recipients of a free will through the Let’s Make A Will campaign should visit www.rbli.co.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be matched with their nearest law firm or firm of their choice if one of the ten free wills is still available.
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