Blogs

  • October 2019

  • Bringing creativity into the curriculum

    Birmingham Hippodrome is well known as one of the largest touring theatres in the UK. Fewer people, however, know that it’s also a charity. As part of their vision for a world-class Birmingham arts scene, Birmingham Hippodrome works closely with schools in the West Midlands to provide young people with creative opportunities. Lucy Prince, Creative […]

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    What are the differences between Will Writers and Solicitors?

    When you start the process of making a Will, one of the first things you need to decide is who is going to write the Will. Although you can choose to write it yourself, usually people get their Wills written by a solicitor or a professional Will Writer. However, this choice can leave people confused […]

  • September 2019

  • Nature for a happier, healthier future

    Joshua’s story – a vicious cycle of depression and anxiety Joshua’s poor mental health had kept him out of work for over two years. He rarely had a reason to leave his house, spending most of his time stuck at home with nothing to do, which led to a vicious cycle of depression and anxiety. […]

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    How To Have A Conversation With Your Family About Wills

    Talking about your Will is something many people put off. It’s a difficult conversation and asking your family to confront your own mortality is naturally uncomfortable for many of us. However, ensuring that the people closest to you are in the know about your Will is crucial. Without having the conversation, family disputes over your […]

  • What is Free Wills Month?

    Free Wills Month takes place twice a year – in March and October – to give anyone aged 55 and over the chance to have their Will written or updated for free. Solicitors from across the country take part in the campaign, all of whom are listed on the Free Wills Month website. How does […]

  • Jenson’s story – a life-changing step

    Emily’s son, Jenson, was a friendly, smiley little baby but he wasn’t crawling or walking like other one year-old’s. Emily says, “he did a little shuffle instead and barely ate anything”. While other mums were cooing over their baby’s first words, Emily hadn’t heard Jenson speak. Both her and her husband, Matt, didn’t have a […]

  • Making a Will

    Wills – rarely too early, but it can be too late!

    A guest blog from Iain Wanstall, Consultant at Mills Keeps Ltd, Solicitors Remember A Charity Week reminds us all how important gifts in Wills are for charities. Yet, despite increased media coverage and awareness campaigns outlining the importance, and benefits, of making a Will, more than half the adults in the UK still don’t have […]

  • Elizabeth’s story – leaving a legacy in memory of her son

    My son Martin was 11 when he died just a few short weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.  It was nearly 25 years ago and, although things have changed in the intervening years, I still cry for him.  It was a long time before I could laugh and joke again and, even now, […]

  • Ian’s story – leaving something permanent for the future

    I’m in my late sixties, and I’ve been a volunteer for the Woodland Trust for 27 years. I’ve always loved trees since I was a child. I spent hours exploring the woods near my home, which involved going up the trees as well as around them! I liked bird watching and nature of all sorts, […]

  • August 2019

  • Gordon and Rosemary’s way of saying thank you

    Gordon, who was born in Northumberland, joined the Air Force as a boy and served for 12 years before becoming an electronic engineer. Rosemary worked in finance in London. Gordon and Rosemary met in their early thirties and tied the knot after saving enough for a deposit on a house. They were married for 35 […]

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