05 Feb 2018
Since 2015 the Wills & Future Planning team at Scullion LAW have helped nearly 400 people across Lanarkshire and Glasgow make a FREE-WILL. This is part of our continued commitment to the community in recognition of the great work Marie Curie do for those living with a terminal illness. We are delighted to launch the scheme for the 4th year running on 1st February 2018 and give people across Lanarkshire and Glasgow the opportunity to create a FREE WILL until the end of March .
Locally Marie Curie provide care and support to individuals and families, living with a terminal illness in the comfort of their own home. Last year Marie Curie supported over 8,000 people in Scotland. They also have hospices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Over 200 Marie Curie nurses work in Scotland.
Dorothy Scullion from Scullion LAW said ‘Marie Curie is a charity close to our hearts. Their kind nurses cared for our dear aunt Margaret in Motherwell during her final days… so we shall be forever grateful’.
How does the FREE- WILL writing scheme work?
Scullion LAW can make a FREE-WILL for everyone aged over 55 and if couples reside at the same address only one person needs to be over 55 to qualify. Simply contact Scullion LAW to make an appointment in Hamilton 01698 283 265 or Glasgow 0141 374 2121. We are delighted to offer home visits upon request.
Nicholas Scullion Managing Partner of Scullion LAW said ‘Since 2015, we have helped to generate a substantial amount of future income for Marie Curie. As well as specific cash gifts, some clients left a share of their estate in their Will. As little as £20 helps to pay for an hour of nursing care. There is of course no obligation for clients to leave anything. We want to thank the kind individuals within the community who have helped us support Marie Curie so far. This is the fourth successful year running the FREE-WILL scheme and by continuing to work together we can make a massive difference to the lives of people living with a terminal illness in our community. Making a Will is very beneficial and it is something that we encourage all of our clients to do”.
Claire Stevenson, an experienced Wills & Future Planning Lawyer at Scullion LAW said ‘We often meet people who are unaware that unless you make a Will, the law dictates what happens to your property, money and possessions when you die and very often this isn’t in keeping with what people want. I would therefore encourage everyone in the community to take make a Will to ensure your personal wishes for the future are clear. We can also advise you about the ways you can protect vulnerable or disabled beneficiaries, ensuring that appropriate arrangements are in place for your children or whether your estate is likely to be subject to inheritance tax. If you already have a Will in place we recommend you update it every 5 years or whenever your personal circumstances change through divorce, separation, death, birth of grandchildren, or when you buy or sell property. An up to date Will makes it easier for your friends and family in the future. Scullion LAW are offering you a FREE Will throughout February and March in aid of Marie Curie and we hope you will sign up’.
Hazel Crombie, Marie Curie Legacy Advisor said: “Thank you to Scullion Law for supporting us with the free Will scheme. By choosing to leave a gift in your Will to Marie Curie, you’re helping provide vital care and support to people living with a terminal illness.”
You can find out more on our website www.scullionlaw.com and read about the great work Marie Curie do in our community to care and support people living with a terminal illness here www.mariecurie.org.uk
End – for more details speak to Diana at Scullion LAW 01698 283 265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
About Marie Curie – care and support through terminal illness
Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance.
Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK including Edinburgh and Glasgow, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.
If you have questions about terminal illness, need support or just want to talk, call the Marie Curie Support Line on 0800 090 2309. It’s for anyone affected by terminal illness, including family and friends.