Blogs

  • February 2018

  • Thinking of Starting Your Will Online?

    When thinking about making a Will, you might picture having to travel to a solicitor’s office for a face to face appointment. Whilst it’s always beneficial to speak to a professional advisor when making or updating your Will, did you know there’s another way to start yours? With an online Will service, you can start […]

  • The power of a legacy

    Ever wondered what a legacy can achieve? Well in 2016-17, Livability received over £1.7 million from supporters who chose to include a gift in their Will to the charity. These precious gifts have a huge impact on the lives of disabled and vulnerable people – both now and long into the future. Livability supporter, Julia […]

  • January 2018

  • Helping to change children’s lives for the better, even when I’m not around

    When my own children were young (a few years ago now!), I wanted to help children in other parts of the world have the same opportunities as my own. I wanted all children to have the security, the love, the care and the education that would allow them to fulfil their potential. I wanted to […]

  • Meet Jan, living legend

    Meet Jan, she is an amazing supporter who has volunteered at Dogs Trust Shoreham for 13 years. Like many others, Jan LOVES dogs! Jan sees first-hand how much of a difference gifts in Wills make to the dogs in their care. She has ensured that her love of dogs will live on after her lifetime by […]

  • 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? […]

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