Blogs

  • July 2019

  • Leaving a legacy for young musicians

    A guest blog from Diana, supporter of Awards for Young Musicians My late husband Richard was an accomplished pianist and music was a part of his everyday life. We met in London when we were in our early twenties and soon after dated, then married and raised a family. Richard’s musical life As a child, […]

  • Katey’s story – finding home sweet home

    I was determined that my daughter would not grow up with the same sense of insecurity and fear that I had as a child, never knowing how long a house would be a home. Living in limbo You don’t need to be rough sleeping to be homeless. I first experienced homelessness when I was a […]

  • A legacy of hope for dogs like Indiana

    Indiana the Deerhound was only three weeks old when she was brought into one of Dogs Trust’s Rehoming Centres after being discovered living as a stray, along with her mother and six siblings: George, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, Kansas and Alaska. When they arrived, they were welcomed into the Dogs Trust family and given a health […]

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    Why should I write a Will?

    There are many reasons why people don’t have Wills in place. Some people don’t think they have enough assets to warrant writing one, some reckon they can do it when they’re older, while others simply haven’t got around to it. However, writing a Will isn’t just a ‘nice to have’. It is arguably one of […]

  • June 2019

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    Keith’s story – creating a better future for his grandsons

    Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, affecting 1 in 8 across the UK. Despite this, Keith never suspected he could have prostate cancer, until urinary symptoms prompted him to go to the doctor fifteen years ago. My world was shattered by my prostate cancer diagnosis. When the doctor told us, I remember […]

  • 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? […]

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