RNLI to offer free Will writing service during October

The lifeboat charity has offered to pay for supporters to have their Will written by a local solicitor

Throughout the month of October, the RNLI is offering to pay for its supporters, aged 55 or over, to have their Will written or rewritten.

As a charity that receives many donations and gifts in Wills, the RNLI is keen to ensure all of its supporters have a Last Will and Testament in place.

The service will be provided for free at participating solicitors across the country and there is no obligation to leave a gift to the RNLI, although it is highly encouraged.

Only 15% of adults in the UK currently have a gift to a charity specified in their will, the RNLI estimates.

The lifeboat charity points out that a gift of £330 could pay for a new lifejacket for an inshore lifeboat crewmember, while £1,404 could pay for one crewmember’s required annual training.

Guy Rose, Legacy Administration Manager for the RNLI says: “We’ve had some wonderful gifts in the past, from sailing boats and beautiful paintings to a 100-year-old bottle of brandy and even a gold tooth.”

The offer covers all bookings made during the month of October, although each solicitor has a limited quota of free Wills, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information, visit the RNLI’s Free Wills website.

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