Best Will in the World Week is an initiative run by Mylegacy* which takes place every October to highlight the importance of leaving a gift in your will and the difference a gift in your will to a charity can make. The 2013 initiative takes place from Monday 21st to Friday 25th, October.
During Best Will in the World Week, solicitors across Ireland will offer consultations for a fee of €50. People interested in making their will, or updating an existing will, are asked to consider leaving a gift to their favourite charity once loved ones have been taken care of.
There are just under 200 animal rescues listed on Adopt A Pet. Some small, some large,nearly every one struggling with day to day runnings costs. If you haven’t thought about including one of these charities in your will now is the time to do so. You can leave a gift to ANY charity of your choice. The process is very simple. In advance of the week, Best Will invites the general public to make appointments with a participating solicitors for these cost effective will consultations. During the week of Oct 21st you visit the solicitor who draws up the will for you.
Think you don’t have much to give? Even the smallest gifts can make a huge difference to a charity and enable them to continue with their great work
Research showed that only 34% of people living in Ireland have made a will. This finding is consistent with similar research conducted in May 2006. The research also shows that only 51% of those aged between 45 and 64 years of age have a will, but 82% of those over age 65 years have a will.
Speaking about Best Will in the World Week, Susan O’Dwyer, Chairperson, MyLegacy and CEO, Make-A-Wish Foundation said, “Not having a will can have serious consequences for your family after you are gone. In the absence of a will, there can be bitter legal disputes and the possibility of the State having to make decisions regarding the distribution of your property and assets and we all want to avoid that. So during our Best Will in the World Week gives people the opportunity to make a will or update an existing will and consider leaving a gift to charity.”
MyLegacy was established in 2003 and is a partnership between Ireland’s leading charities. Good causes that have come together to help kind and thoughtful people to make their mark on the world by leaving a legacy to their favourite charity
If you think would be would able to leave a gift for charity or are interested in hearing more visit http://www.bestwill.ie/