Dying MattersJune 14, 2013
As part of the national initiative "Dying Matters", The Probate Bureau took part in a "Plan for the Future" event at Van Hage Garden Centre in Great Amwell.
The event was organised by the Isabel Hospice, who invited us along to speak to members of the public about the importance of planning for the future; for example, by making a Will or putting in place a Power of Attorney. Throughout the day, there was a steady flow of visitors who came and spoke to us and the other exhibitors and we had some very productive discussions.
Although talking about death is not a natural topic of conversation, thinking about apsects of it can really help your family after you're gone. The aim of the event was to get people talking about these issues and taking action. Although "Dying Matters" is an national annual initiative, death shouldn't just be something we talk about once a year.
Make a Will Week UpdateJune 11, 2013
The Isabel Hospice has recently informed us that the total raised in respect of 'Make a Will Week' has been calculated at £18,820 (or £22,059 when Gift Aid is taken into account). This is £800 more than was raised last year so a great achievement for all involved.
Of this amount, £822.59 is attributable to The Probate Bureau Ltd, which we are very proud of. We hope to be able to continue to support Isabel Hospice through similar ventures in the future.
Funds raised for Isabel Hospice during "Make a Will Week"April 15, 2013
During March, The Probate Bureau Ltd participated in "Make a Will Week", which is an annual scheme organised by the Isabel Hospice. The scheme allows people to make a Will with a local firm on the basis that, rather than paying the Will-drafter for the work, a donation is made instead to Isabel Hospice.
We had a huge response this year from people in the local area and wrote over twenty-five people's Wills as a result.
We have recently been advised that, in total, Isabel Hospice has received £10,805 in donations (plus £2,026 in Gift Aid), giving a total of £12,831. However, some donations are still outstanding from firms who collected the funds personally, so this figure is likely to rise.
The Probate Bureau is proud to have been part of this event and thanks everyone at Isabel Hospice for their support and good organisation; as well as our clients for their donations to the hospice.
We hope to participate again next year!