Throughout November, anyone who quotes “Sight Matters” when instructing Callin Wild to make a Will is entitled to a discount on their fees. The cost of making a single Will is to be reduced to £200 + VAT and £300 + VAT for mirror Wills, with 50% of the fees for each finalised Will being donated to Sight Matters.
This initiative is designed to highlight the importance of having an up to date Will, whilst, at the same time, raising money for Sight Matters.
Marc Furness, Partner at Callin Wild, explains that it is a common misconception that only older people need to make a Will.
He said: ‘A Will can be made by anyone and it not only empowers you to decide exactly what happens to your money, property and personal possessions after your death, it also enables a parent to appoint a guardian to look after their minor children if they were to pass away.
‘Callin Wild has set up the ‘Will Writing Month’ in partnership with Sight Matters, with the intention of raising awareness of the pitfalls of not making a Will and to encourage as many local people as possible to think carefully about their future and what might happen if they were to die. As uncomfortable as it might be to think about, it is vital to have an up to date Will as without it, the division of your assets following your death is out of your hands.
‘We see on a regular basis how quickly things can turn hostile after the passing of a family member where there is no Will in place, and I personally would encourage everyone to think seriously about where they want their assets to go and put this in writing, by making a Will.’
Sight Matters Volunteers Coordinator & Events Organiser Debbie Thomson added: ‘Writing a Will is something we encourage all of our members to do as we have seen first-hand how things can turn sour, which can be upsetting for everyone involved.
‘We are pleased to be launching this important initiative alongside Callin Wild, and the donations received will help us greatly in continuing to provide the vital services we offer to the Island’s blind and visually impaired community.’