Before that unavoidable encounter with the grim reaper, it’s good to have crossed everything off your life ‘to do’ list – the skydiving, travelling, making a million, saving the world etc. But many people fail to get round to that all-important but rather less exciting goal: making a will.
Yet shouldn’t looking after the people you care about and making things easier for them after you’ve fallen off your proverbial perch, be a priority? If you’ve been putting off this all-important task, now’s the time to get it done, save money and help the British Red Cross in the process.
This November is ‘National Make a Will Month’, when Will Aid works with solicitors to offer their will-writing services for a donation instead of their usual fee. These donations, which amounted to £1.25m last year, are then split between nine charities including the British Red Cross.
Of course, we’d be delighted if you ended up leaving us a gift in your will; legacy fundraising – leaving a gift to charity in your will – is vital for the Red Cross, and last year amounted to 25% of our income from supporters.