Cancer Research UK offers a Free Will Service

This is taken from their web site

Cancer Research UK offers a Free Will service.  People are under no obligation to give to Cancer Research though it seems like a good idea. Give to a good cause and getting something for free.

http://legacies.cancerresearchuk.org/how_to_leave/freewill_service.asp?fs=1

The Cancer Research UK FreeWill Service (FWS) offers people over 55 the opportunity to make or update their Will, with Cancer Research UK bearing the cost of a standard Will.

This section provides information about the aims of the FWS, Terms & Conditions for the scheme, contact details for further information and a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

The key points about the FreeWill Service:


  • The Cancer Research UK FreeWill Service has been set up under terms that have been agreed with the Charity Commission and we take regular consultation from External Counsel to ensure it meets strict rules of fairness.
    Users of the FreeWill Service are under no obligation to leave anything in their Will to Cancer Research UK or any other charity.
    Advice given by participating solicitors is entirely independent of the charity.
    Only after accepting the Terms of Business for the FreeWill Service can a solicitor take instruction from a client under the FreeWill Scheme.
    The aims of the FreeWill Service:
    To provide easy public access to independent legal advice regarding Will writing.
    To make it easier, for those already thinking about leaving a legacy to charity in general or to Cancer Research UK specifically, to do so.
Regards

Ry
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  • Hi Martin/Moderator

    As this post is of interest to people aged 55+ could you please move it to the "Silver Savers" board.
    ;)Do It To Them Before They Do It To You ;)
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    It is reasuring to know that the cancer research organisation think that people under 55 won't die!
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    This is taken from their web site

    Cancer Research UK offers a Free Will service.  People are under no obligation to give to Cancer Research though it seems like a good idea. Give to a good cause and getting something for free.

    http://legacies.cancerresearchuk.org/how_to_leave/freewill_service.asp?fs=1

    The Cancer Research UK FreeWill Service (FWS) offers people over 55 the opportunity to make or update their Will, with Cancer Research UK bearing the cost of a standard Will.

    This section provides information about the aims of the FWS, Terms & Conditions for the scheme, contact details for further information and a list of frequently asked questions and answers.

    The key points about the FreeWill Service:


    • The Cancer Research UK FreeWill Service has been set up under terms that have been agreed with the Charity Commission and we take regular consultation from External Counsel to ensure it meets strict rules of fairness.
      Users of the FreeWill Service are under no obligation to leave anything in their Will to Cancer Research UK or any other charity.
      Advice given by participating solicitors is entirely independent of the charity.
      Only after accepting the Terms of Business for the FreeWill Service can a solicitor take instruction from a client under the FreeWill Scheme.
      The aims of the FreeWill Service:
      To provide easy public access to independent legal advice regarding Will writing.
      To make it easier, for those already thinking about leaving a legacy to charity in general or to Cancer Research UK specifically, to do so.
    Regards

    Ry


    ::)
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    Unfortunately people die all the time and at varying ages, due to varying circumstances. My wife died last year aged 48 without leaving a will. So no problem it all passes to me, but 9 months previously my wife's mother passed away (having left a will, fortunately!) Family become involved and Solicitors fees later I received what I was entitled to. Now the problems begin, my wife and I did not have children, her parents pre-deceased her, fortunately mine are still reasonably fit and healthy, although in their mid seventies. I haven't made a will yet, who do I leave it to, I certainly don't want it to go to any Government. I am just writing this to say it's important to be able to go to an independent body and take some advice before, perhaps, using the services of a Solicitor, so that at least you have formulated some ideas and have received some direction. I sometimes feel people look upon making a will as the last thing they do, whereas if they could be persuaded it was a living legacy to those they loved and cared for making the will may not be such a fearful event. ::) ;D
  • I think this is the same, I had a leaflet delivered offering Will for Free (The Institute of Cancer Research)
    This is open to people aged 50 or over
    Phone 020 7153 5479/5486
    at 123 Brompton Road
    London
    SW7 3RP
    or https://www.icr.ac.uk

    OFFER TO RUN UNTIL 28 MAY 2004 this date might only apply in Kent area, please check.
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    :-[
    Why is this only available to the over 55's. Us young women are just as likely to get cancer, and with young families need this service just as much as the oldies.
  • lisyloolisyloo Forumite
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    Us young women are just as likely to get cancer

    I am not sure that this is true.

    Womens cancers may be high profile, but the chances increase with age with almost everything (with some exceptions e.g. testicular cancer).

    In general I think what you have said is not true.
  • bobobrusselbobobrussel Forumite
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    Just like to say thanks for the info. I'll be adding this to our community groups newsletter and I'm sure that quite a few of our reader will take up the offer. Well spotted
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    Hi Martin/Moderator

    As this post is of interest to people aged 55+ could you please move it to the "Silver Savers" board.
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