Stornoway solicitors kfmLAW has teamed up with Marie Curie through its HM Connect partnership to offer a free Will writing scheme to those aged 55 and over.
The scheme is available until 31 March 2015 and kfmLAW joins local solicitors across Scotland to enable people to make or amend their Will, with the option to include a gift to support Marie Curie. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness either in their own homes, or in one of their nine UK hospices.
Last year kfmLAW’s Kevin MacPherson wrote 22 Wills under the scheme and it’s hoped to increase the number this year. In most instances across Scotland, people left cash gifts with one person leaving a gift of over £5,000 and another generously pledging 100% of their estate to Marie Curie.
Emma Irving from Marie Curie said: “Whilst there is no obligation to leave a gift to Marie Curie, we hope our supporters will consider supporting us in this very special way. With your help we can make a difference to people and their families living with a terminal illness in Scotland. Gifts in Wills pay for the equivalent of one in two Marie Curie Nurses and help our nurses to care for even more people at the end of their lives.”
Kevin MacPherson from kfmLAW said: “I am delighted to partner with Marie Curie to offer this service again this year. Many people can be put off from making or updating their Will but this is a free service and it’s an easy process that we can guide you through every step of the way. We would urge anyone interested in taking up the offer to get in touch before the end of March.”