Blogs

  • June 2019

  • Walter’s gift to help tackle lung disease

    Walter’s story Walter, now retired, says: “I grew up in a family of 10. I lost four of my siblings to lung disease; my brother died of lung cancer and my three sisters all died of lung problems. “My dear wife had bronchiectasis ever since she was a young child. She was in and out […]

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    What is an executor of a Will?

    Dealing with the loss of a loved one is a tough process emotionally, but without an executor in place, it can turn into a logistical nightmare. Executors play a crucial role in dealing with your property and assets when you die. Here we explain what they do and how you can choose one for your […]

  • Ella’s legacy for future stroke survivors

    A guest blog from Jo Aurora, Fundraising Manager at Different Strokes   Ella’s story Ella, pictured left, was a dedicated supporter of Different Strokes. She did a fundraising paraglide in 2012 and made regular donations. Ella had suffered a stroke and knew how important our services were – she wanted to make a difference to […]

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    British Liver Trust: Kirsty’s story

    A degree with a difference When you’re at university you expect exams and lengthy dissertations to be your biggest stresses. That wasn’t to be for me. I was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) during my third year at university, aged 20. Unfortunately, my liver had been inflamed for a while which meant that it was […]

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    Wills and inheritance tax

    When dealing with a Will, one of the most common questions people have relates to how the estate will be affected by inheritance tax. The tax doesn’t apply to everyone, but for those it does affect, it’s worth knowing how much you’ll need to pay and how this figure is calculated. What is inheritance tax? […]

  • May 2019

  • A Future Without Elephants_Blog_Banner Image | Remember A Charity

    A future without elephants?

    A guest blog from Mary Rice, Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency and Elephant Campaign Leader Elephants have been part of my consciousness for as long as I can remember, from my first encounter with a baby elephant when I was five or six to my time at the Environmental Investigation Agency. I have […]

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    The problem with DIY Wills

    Many people are often surprised that they need to pay to have a Will written by a professional, and as a result, they will look to write their Will themselves. However, the inherent complexities of writing a Will can be easily overlooked if someone isn’t familiar with the process, and this has contributed to an […]

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    Ten myths about Will writing

    When it comes to Will writing, it’s important to understand how the process works and what type of Will is right for you. However, there are many myths surrounding Will writing that can confuse things, making it difficult to know where to start. Here we clear up some of those myths and reveal the truth […]

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    Colin’s story – saying ‘thank you’ with a gift in his Will

     Family carer, Colin, explains why he has left a gift to Dementia UK in his Will. “When my late wife, Trixie, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s we received wonderful support from our Admiral Nurse, Loraine. Dementia UK trains Admiral Nurses to specialise in all areas of dementia. “The most useful piece of advice Lorraine gave me […]

  • A young life cut short by mental illness

    A guest blog by Sue Sheppard, Rethink Mental Illness supporter, pictured with her daughter My daughter Charlotte was born in 1989 and was quite a character from the start. She was very bright, and learned to walk and talk early. When she was 12 she joined a local football team and played with them right […]

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