Blogs

  • December 2017

  • Leave a legacy – remember a charity in your Will

    The UK is an incredibly generous nation. Last year we donated almost £10 billion to charity, £2.8 billion of that came from people leaving money to good causes in their Will. And over the years that money has been put to fantastic use. Gifts from Wills have funded six out of ten lifeboat launches, helped […]

  • November 2017

  • Why I’m leaving a legacy to the British Lung Foundation

    I met my husband when we were both 16 years old, and we were inseparable from the off. Originally from Newcastle and one of 11, he was my rock and loved by all for his charm and happy demeanour. We’d been smokers all our lives. One day I decided that enough was enough and took […]

  • Why I’ll always support Save the Children

    We spoke to long-term Save the Children supporter and volunteer, Marilyn Payne, who earlier this year was honoured with an MBE for services to charity. We asked Marilyn to share how she got involved with the charity over three decades ago, and why she wants her lifelong support to continue even when she’s no longer […]

  • October 2017

  • Half a million pounds or a single red rose

    Most Wills are pretty unexciting documents, but occasionally we hear of an odd bequest someone has made which provide a little more entertainment. How about the strange bequest made by a step-father who left his step-daughter the “price of half a pound of pork sausages” that she claimed her late mother had not paid for? […]

  • September 2017

  • Supporting SeeAbility with a gift in my Will

    “The charity’s called SeeAbility” said Terry, tipping me off about a small, part-time role to add to my charity portfolio. I’d taken part in a lot of holidays as a sighted guide for visually impaired people in the past…..but this was something else: “supporting people with sight loss and multi-disabilities”. I was intrigued. I got […]

  • 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 […]

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