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  • August 2017

  • Top 5 Will-writing myths

    When it comes to Wills and Will-writing, we really need to sort the fact from the fiction. There are many myths out there deterring people from writing a Will. As a result, around 60% of the UK population die without a legally valid Will in place*. This can have serious implications for loved ones who […]

  • July 2017

  • My part in creating change

    We chatted to Etienne Duval, Borderline supporter, about his passion for the charity’s work and why he felt compelled to leave a gift in his Will.   Why did you first start supporting Borderline? Being comfortably housed, I have long been aware of how lucky someone in my position is. Borderline is the only charity […]

  • All that glitters…

    If you were asked to name a creative and customer focused industry or profession, it’s a fair bet that the legal profession wouldn’t come anywhere near the top of the list. The perception of lawyers in general, rightly or wrongly, is of a jargon filled, nine-to-five service that suits the law firm but not the clients, and with […]

  • June 2017

  • My gift of happiness and care

    My daughter Jenny was a resident at Greenhill House, a Leonard Cheshire Disability care home near Bath for seventeen years. She was born prematurely, one of twins. Unfortunately she had severe epilepsy caused by brain damage, which meant she needed a great deal of care. Jenny was a very happy person, who gave and received […]

  • Feeling down? The unexpected pick me up…

    As many of us await the start of the ever-unpredictable British summer, you’re probably feeling the need for a proper break and some time away from the stresses of the daily grind. If you’re feeling a little tired or de-motivated, there’s always the tried and true methods of self-care: sleep, diet, exercise. But there’s one […]

  • May 2017

  • Six reasons you should make a Will

    While you can make a Will at any age, there are a number of stages in life when it becomes increasingly important to set out your wishes. So, what are these life stages, and why should they prompt you into making or updating your Will? 1 – Being in a relationship These days not all […]

  • The private philanthropists

    When we think back to last year, the legacy of 2016 will at a mere mention remind us how many well-known, creative names we have lost. And though we have a right to feel robbed of these treasures, perhaps we should try to shift our focus and look instead at the legacy of these talented […]

  • My gift to The Wildlife Trusts

    Moira Robinson tells us what inspired her to leave a gift in her Will to The Wildlife Trusts, having supported the charity for a number of years. Why did you first start supporting the charity? When my husband and I had our two sons, now in their 30s, we were living in an area within […]

  • April 2017

  • How should we measure legacy success?

    Allan Freeman gives his top five tips for measuring success in legacy fundraising.  Measurement and analysis is interesting and sexy to some, whilst others see it as dull and lacking in creativity. The truth is, it doesn’t really matter which perspective you take. The reality is that measuring legacy marketing is fundamental for legacies to […]

  • A principle worth defending

    Chris Millward, chief executive at the Institute of Legacy Management, discusses why the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Ilott v Blue Cross and others is important to us all. Exercising her testamentary right to freely dispose of her assets, in 2004 Melita Jackson died leaving her entire estate to charity. Conscious of events of the […]

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