Importance of having a will

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TAYSIDE’S leading legal firm has launched its annual fund-raising campaign to raise awareness of the importance of having an up-to-date Will.

Charity Wills Month takes place throughout November and Thorntons will waive their fee for anyone wishing to make or update a Will.

Teaming up with Radio Tay, the firm will instead ask for a donation be made to listeners’ charity Cash For Kids, which helps children and young people across Tayside.

Cash for Kids helps a wide variety of causes from buying specialist equipment for children with physical disabilities, respite for families with a chronically ill child to helping fund play schemes and breakfast clubs.

To launch this year’s campaign, Thorntons associate, Claire Newton, paid a visit to the North Isla Street station to ensure the Radio Tay DJs were setting a good example by being the first people to make their Wills for the campaign.

Claire said: “Thorntons is dedicated to Charity Wills and can’t stress enough how important it is for people to have a Will in place - no matter what age they are. There are a number of complicated and unnecessary problems that can arise as a result of not having a Will. Costs, delays and upsetting family disputes can escalate when there is no Will. All of this can be avoided by making a Will which is a relatively quick and easy process and there’s no better time that November to do this.”