We continue to provide our legal services through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our COVID-19 Hub for legal insights, or contact us directly.
Get in Touch Menu

Free will writing service to residents aged 55 and over

23 September 2015

During National Air Ambulance Week we are, in partnership with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, appealing to Gloucestershire residents to take advantage of the charity’s free will writing service, for those aged 55 and over.

Miranda Hawkes of Willans’ wills, probate & trusts department, who is helping the charity with the free will initiative said:

“Making a will means that your partner and any children are provided for and shouldn’t find themselves dependent on others. Most people believe their home and possessions will automatically pass to their immediate family when they die. Sadly, without a will, there’s no guarantee this will be the case. Time and time again, we find people often forget to update their will when their circumstances change.”

Jason Levy, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity adds:

“Making or updating a will can be a daunting prospect, which is why we are working with Willans to offer the residents of Gloucestershire this professional service for free. The five other counties we cover have seen a lot of interest and we want to encourage the residents of Gloucestershire to follow suit and ensure that their loved ones are looked after and to help save lives in their local community.”

In the last 12 months Midlands Air Ambulance has attended 61 incidents in Gloucestershire; that’s ten per cent of its total missions with the most common for the region being sport and leisure incidents. Each mission costs £2,500 and with no government or National Lottery funding, four in ten missions are funded by gifts people leave in their wills.

Our private client team has been handling all the legal aspects of wills, trusts and inheritance tax planning for individuals and generations of families since the 1940s.

We're here to help
Simon Cook LLB (Hons), TEP
View profile
Simon Cook
Related services
Share this article
Resources to help

Related articles

The rules around income tax - what executors should know

Wills, trusts & probate

Income tax is something we think about regularly during our lifetime. We constantly ask questions such as “have we paid enough?” and “does HMRC owe us a refund?”, yet the…

Miranda Hawkes FCILEx, TEP
Associate, chartered legal executive

Why making a will is so important: Q&A

Wills, trusts & probate

Put simply, creating a will ensures that your loved ones will be properly provided for and do not unexpectedly find themselves dependent on others. While many think their home and…

Simon Cook LLB (Hons), TEP

Trusts in wills: A good way to ring-fence your assets for beneficiaries

Wills, trusts & probate

An oft-quoted statement we hear is “I only need a simple will”. Upon further discussions with clients, it may transpire that they have been married more than once or have…

Siân Devereux-Renny BA (Hons), GCILEx
Private client executive
Contact us