Blogs

  • January 2020

  • A family sitting by the sea

    How To Reduce Inheritance Tax

    Inheritance tax was originally introduced to help level the playing field by affecting only the very wealthy. In recent years though, the rise in house prices means that more and more families now face the galling prospect of handing over almost half of their wealth to the taxman, at the expense of their loved ones. […]

  • Pat and Frank – the devoted couple who pledged their retirement to giving back

    “My husband Frank was a Unicef supporter since the moment he retired,” says Pat. Before that, Frank had been a busy headmaster and Pat had a career in publishing. Pat describes her husband as “quite the showman.” After they stopped working, Pat says that selling home-baked goods and preserves in the local market became “part […]

  • A photo of Flavio speaking on behalf of Evolve Housing + Support

    Flavio’s story – from homelessness to role model

    Flavio, 22, was a dazzling young footballer who had risen up the youth ranks of Crystal Palace and then West Ham. But in his late teens, he was stabbed and almost died. After being released from the hospital he became homeless and at the age of 20, he sofa surfed for seven months, sleeping on […]

  • December 2019

  • David’s story – supporting the arts for heart’s sake

    It was love at first sight when I met my wife Sonia at The Royal Opera House in 1964. We were both there to watch Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn in Swan Lake. Sonia was wearing a green dress which immediately caught my eye. It was the most romantic of situations. We were both students […]

  • November 2019

  • A meeting with a professional Will writer

    Professional Will Writing Services In The UK

    Making a Will can be a tricky business, which is why we always recommend having your Will professionally written by either a solicitor or Will writer which could be found through a professional body. Understandably, some people want to use a service they know they can trust. For this reason, there are a few professional […]

  • Differences In Making A Will In Scotland

    For people in England and Wales, the process of making a Will is almost exactly the same; however, the process is slightly different north of the border in Scotland. Much of this is simply down to different terminology, although there are some subtle variations in the law which may affect how a Will is written. […]

  • Catherine’s gift for future generations of Scottish families

    A guest blog from Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) We’re shining a spotlight on Catherine, an inspirational volunteer at CHAS who kindly decided to leave us a gift in her Will. For over 14 years, Catherine has worked tirelessly to raise funds for CHAS, giving motivational talks, coordinating cans and helping out at bucket shakes. […]

  • Sian’s legacy

    Pancreatic Cancer UK supporter, Andrew Kennedy, shares his wife Sian’s story and the devastating impact of pancreatic cancer on his family. My wife Sian and I met in our teens. Sian trained as a nurse in Poole and later went on to become a district nurse. She absolutely loved working in the community and helping […]

  • October 2019

  • A safe space to talk

    Faridah shares how Place2Be changed her life: “I started Place2Be parent counselling sessions because I was tired of feeling overwhelmed. I am a single mum and I got to my lowest point. That’s why I turned to Place2Be. Importance of being within the school “It helped that Place2Be was in my children’s school. It makes […]

  • Women changing her Will on a laptop | Remember A Charity

    Changing a Will

    Do you need to update your Will? There are many reasons why you might need to change your Will. Often people update their Will when a new child or grandchild enters the scene, or when their financial position changes. Here we look at how you can change your Will and what to do if you […]

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