The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity will hold its first Make a Will Fortnight, running from 22 May - 4 June 2017.

During this time, 3 local solicitors firms have kindly agreed to waive their fees for writing basic and mirror Wills in return for a donation to the Charity.

Why make a Will?

Having an up to date Will is very important and is the only way you can be sure your money and possessions go to those you care about. A Will helps to ensure that your assets are divided among the family, friends and charities of your choice, and can help you manage the amount of inheritance tax you pay.  

Thousands of people die every year without making a Will or without one that has been properly drafted. If you die without a Will your final wishes may well go unheeded, and your loved ones may have to cope with additional financial stress at a time of bereavement.

Life changes such as getting married, moving house, having a family or retirement are all times when it is important to make a Will or update your existing one.  A carefully planned Will can also help you reduce the amount of inheritance tax you pay.

The suggested minimum donation is £80 for a single Will and £120 for a mirror Will. Please note that more detailed Wills may incur an additional charge and should be discussed with your solicitor before your Will is completed.

What next?

If you would like to take part in the RNRMC Make a Will Fortnight, simply follow these steps:

  1. Contact a solicitor of your choice from the list below and make an appointment between 22 May- 4 June, stating 'RNRMC Make a Will Fortnight’ when you call.
  2. Attend your appointment and make your Will at the appointment, your solicitor will provide you with an envelope to put your donation in. Please make cheques payable to The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
  3. Complete your contact details on the front of the envelope and remember to sign and date the Gift Aid declaration if you are a UK taxpayer, which will allow us to claim an additional 25p on every £1 donated, at no extra cost to you. Hand the envelope back to your solicitor who will pass it to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
  4. That’s all there is to it - Rest easy knowing your affairs are in order and that you’ve given the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity a tremendous gesture of support at the same time.

Participating Solicitors

Places are limited, so contact your chosen solicitor now to avoid disappointment.

Location Solicitors Firm Contact Phone Number
Portsmouth Churchers Bolitho Way Faye Evans & John Cregan 02392 820 747
Cosham Churchers Bolitho Way Jessica Measham 02392 210 170
Fareham Churchers Bolitho Way Lauren McIntosh, Georgie Bull & Alanna White 01329 822 333
Lee on Solent Churchers Bolitho Way Julia Shacklady, Chris Matthews & Emily Barclay 02392 551 500
Gosport Churchers Bolitho Way Julia Shacklady, Chris Matthews & Emily Barclay 02392 603 400/
02392 551 500
Ryde, IoW Walter Gray & Co Margaret Elcome 01983 563 765
Waterlooville O’Hara Solicitors Robert O’Hara 023 9225 9822

Register your interest for next year, as we hope to expand the event to new areas of the United Kingdom, by emailing: laura.young@rnrmc.org.uk

Thank you for your support!