A CANCER charity is urging people to remember their hard work and dedication when they compose their final wishes in a will – and it is offering help to people who want to do so.
Marie Curie Cancer Care, which provides nursing and care for people suffering from terminal illnesses, has teamed up with solicitors in Lincolnshire to provide a free service helping people to put together a basic will.
And while there is no obligation for people using the service to count the charity amongst the beneficiaries of their will, it is hoped that some people will make the decision to do so.
The offer is available for anyone over the age of 55 who needs some help putting together a simple basic version of the important document, which allows a person to decided how their estate should be distributed following their death, whether it is to friends, family, or a charity like Marie Curie.
A spokesman for the organisation said: “A will allows you to remember the people who have been important to you throughout your life, and it is also a great way of supporting your favourite organisations or charities like Marie Curie Cancer Care.”
There are 98 Marie Curie Nurses working throughout Lincolnshire, and last year they provided more than 60,000 hours of nursing care to 1.081 people in their own homes. Staff also provide free care to dozens of patients in its hospices. None of this would be possible if not for people who kindly remember the charity in their wills
Writing a last will and Testament is vital to give peace of mind and ensure that a person’s wishes are followed after they are gone. Without one, a person’s assets may go to people they never intended to benefit, while friends, family and causes which are close to their hearts miss out.
Chattertons solicitors in Boston will be taking part in the scheme, which runs from April 1 until June 29. Anyone interested can contact Judy Glossop at Marie Curie Cancer Care on 01476 578353.