Gullands backs RBLI Let’s Make A Will campaign
Gullands has teamed up with Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) to promote the importance of having a Will as part of the charity’s celebration of supporting former military personnel and the disabled for the past 100 years.
Five law firms in Kent including Gullands, has agreed to each offer 10 free wills to individuals or couples as part of the initiative which is linked of the charity’s Centenary Village appeal to develop new apartments, homes and community facilities at Aylesford, near Maidstone. This is a project which Gullands is already close to, as Chairman Blair Gulland is also a trustee of RBLI and has been closely involved with helping to deliver this village.
Sunil Dhir at Gullands comments: “We are delighted to be working with RBLI and taking part in this campaign to encourage people to make a Will for such an excellent cause.”
RBLI’s Chief Executive Steve Sherry, CMG, OBE, said: “In this, our 100th year, we are looking at how best to leave a legacy for the future generations of veterans and disabled people we support.
“With more than half of all UK residents not having a Will, people also need to think about how best they can leave their own legacy for their families and good causes, which is why we’ve set up the RBLI Make a Will campaign.
“Every penny donated to RBLI through legacies will go directly to providing crucial care to support severely disabled veterans, as well as those facing homelessness.
“We are really pleased to have been joined by such great legal partners and delighted by their generosity.”
If the legacies are considered complex due to family structure, size of estate or require tax planning, it has been agreed that solicitors will need to charge for services beyond producing a simple will.
Sue Lidbetter, Legacy Fundraiser at RBLI, said: “Taking part in our Make A Will campaign allows you to plan for your family and friends’ futures, and at the same time leave a gift to the charities that you care about.”
Members of the public interested in being one of the 50 recipients of a free will through the Let’s Make A Will campaign should visit www.rbli.co.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be matched with their nearest law firm or firm of their choice if one of the 10 free wills is still available.