Dementia is the UK’s leading cause of death. Across the UK, 900,000 people are living with dementia, and this is only set to rise. Dementia is not a normal part of ageing. The effects can be cruel, not only for those diagnosed but for their family and friends around them as there is currently no cure.
At Fraser Dawbarns, we understand how difficult making a Will can be, so we are proud to pledge our support by offering free simple Wills in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society.
Holly Webb, Private Client Executive at Fraser Dawbarns, said “It is rare to meet someone who hasn’t been affected by the devastation of dementia, including our own colleagues, friends, family and clients.”
“We’re proud to provide free simple Wills to our clients who support Alzheimer’s Society. There is no obligation, but we hope a consideration, to leave a gift in their Will for future generations who may be affected by dementia,” she said.
Holly and other members of our private client team will meet at The Duke’s Head, King’s Lynn, on Tuesday 18th July to discuss how the Will to Remember scheme will benefit our clients in the Fenland region.
Anne Maitland, who left a gift to Alzheimer’s Society in her Will, said “My mum had dementia, and when I felt I could no longer help her, I reached out to Alzheimer’s Society. It was the first time anyone had listened to me and offered useful advice.” Alzheimer’s Society’s services such as their Dementia Connect phone line are free to access and will be there to help anyone go through their dementia journey, from getting a diagnosis all the way through to end of life and bereavement.
Gifts in Wills fund over a quarter of the life changing work the Society does towards research into treatments, supporting services and campaigning for change. Without the amazing people who made the generous decision to leave a gift in their Will in the past, more people affected by dementia today would feel vulnerable and afraid without the support of the Society.
Adam Buckles, Head of Legacies and Recognition Giving, said “We are extremely grateful to our solicitor partners including Fraser Dawbarns, who provide free simple Wills for our supporters. With each free Will completed by our solicitor partners, it is one more opportunity for supporters to show they care for those affected by dementia, through their legacy.”
If you would like to know more about how you can write a simple Will for free and find out more about leaving a gift to the Alzheimer’s Society, visit alzheimers.org.uk/wills, or speak to one of our specialist Solicitors at Fraser Dawbarns.
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