Blogs

  • January 2018

  • Supporters have their say

    It’s a little known fact that most charities wouldn’t survive without gifts in Wills. By remembering your favourite charities in this way, you’re making a huge difference by ensuring that their good work lives on beyond our lifetime. We chatted to some lovely supporters to find out what piece of advice or message about the world […]

  • 10 reasons to make a Will

    Writing a Will isn’t just a ‘nice to have’. It can arguably be one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. Not only can a Will legally protect your spouse, children, and assets, it can also spell out exactly how you would like things handled after you have passed […]

  • 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 […]

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