Make a will and help charity

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Three local solicitors offices are writing free wills during November, asking only for a charity donation in return.

As part of Will Aid, Spalding firms Sills & Betteridge, of Pinchbeck Road and Calthrops, of Market Place, and Calthrops in Holbeach will make wills for the suggested donation of £90 for a single will and £135 for mirror wills.

The money raised by Will Aid is shared by nine UK charities that carry out life changing work here in the UK and around the world, including Age UK, Christian Aid and Save the Children.

Unless you make a proper will, your worldly goods will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy.

Not only can this mean that the people you wanted to benefit might not do so, but it can also bring your loved ones additional stress and heartache sorting out the mess.

Even if you have a will it is important to keep it up to date and review every five years.

People named as executors may have died; beneficiaries may have moved and be very difficult to trace; family circumstances may have changed dramatically.

There may have been births, deaths, marriages, separations and divorces, all of which may have an impact on the contents of a Will and some of which can affect its validity.