his week is Remember a Charity in Your Will Week, an annual awareness week designed to encourage more people to consider leaving a gift to charity when writing a will. This week’s blog highlights the importance of will writing, encouraging our supporters to take advantage of these services while supporting the great work of the AKU Society.

This year, the AKU Society have partnered with McClure Solicitors, a nation-wide law firm with vast experience helping clients across the UK protect their assets and pass them on efficiently. Keen to support the charitable sector, McClure Solicitors are offering their expertise and services for free or at a discounted rate. All they ask in return is that you consider making a donation to the AKU Society. This new initiative is a great way to celebrate the AKU Society’s work while promoting these vital services that will protect you and your family’s future.

Free Will Writing

Writing a will is very important, as without one, everything you’ve accumulated throughout your life may go to the wrong person. Having a will gives you the peace of mind that if something were to happen to you, your loved ones will be looked after. Despite these clear benefits, a large majority of adults put off writing a will for one reason or another.Our partnership with McClure Solicitors means that our supporters can take full advantage of professional will writing services for free, no matter how simple or complicated the process may be. McClure Solicitors specialise in wills, trusts and estate planning, so you know that you’re in good hands. These services normally cost £150 for a single client and £240 for a couple, but McClure Solicitors are very kindly offering to do it for free. They are doing this because they believe in supporting charities and in return for this service, they ask that you consider making a donation to the AKU Society.

Free Will Review

If you already have a will but are worried that it might need updating McClure Solicitors are also offering a free will review service. This allows them to impart their expertise and ensure your will is fit for purpose. There are several reasons why your will might need reviewing – it may be poor quality, your circumstances might have changed, or it might not look far enough ahead. These are all common problems that often people are completely unaware of. The review will address all avenues, ensure your will is of the highest quality and if anything needs changing, they will prepare it free of charge. All they ask in return is that you consider making a donation to the AKU Society.

Half Price Power of Attorney

While no one wants to think about a stage in their life where they may be unable to look after themselves, it is important to have something in place should such an event occur. Unless you’ve signed a power of attorney whilst in a position to do so, the people you trust have no authority to make decisions on your behalf. This may mean having to go to court to gain this, adding to the stress at an already difficult time.

McClure Solicitors are offering a half price power of attorney, giving you and your loved ones comfort and support at a time of need. Passionate about supporting charities, they make this process easy and affordable for you while supporting the fantastic work of the AKU Society.

Using These Services

Our CEO, Oliver, and Trustee, Colleen recently took up the free will writing offer. Oliver reflects on his experience:

‘I’ve never had a will before, and I’ve always put it off, as I’ve never wanted to think about the end of my life. However when we began a partnership with McClure solicitors, I thought it would be a great opportunity to create a will, but also check out the service to make sure it was suitable for our supporters. The process was incredibly simple. Paul came to my office at work and spent about half an hour discussing what I would like to happen with any inheritance I left behind. He even had good suggestions if I wasn’t sure about something. I never felt pressured and could go through my wishes at my own pace. A few weeks later, he returned with a printed version of my will which I could sign straight away. It was a very simple, very easy process with only a little input from me. I would happily recommend to anyone to use this service if you don’t have a will or want to rewrite an existing one.’

If you are interested in taking advantage of these special offers, or would like to find out more information, 

McClure Solicitors are more than happy to help. You can visit one of their 7 UK offices or Freephone 0800 8521999 to speak to an advisor or arrange a home consultation.