Make a Will Week: Andrew’s experience

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Preparing for the future is important for people of all ages. Last year Andrew, 36, made his will through Step One Charity’s Make a Will Week and made use of some of the personalised accessibility adaptations that the solicitors offer. Here, Andrew tells us about his experience.

Why did you choose to participate in Step One Charity’s Make a Will Week?

Step One has always been good to me, initially as a provider and now as an employer. I never really thought about my will at my age, but it makes sense to take this opportunity to be prepared in case the worst happens. Ultimately, it benefits me, my family, and the charities I have chosen and needs very little effort my end to accomplish.

How easy was it to contact the solicitors and arrange an appointment? How did you go about it?

This was really simple, I just had to choose from the 3 or so that were on offer and contact them to make an appointment.  I called and had an appointment sent back the same day with Tozers Solicitors.

What kind of appointment did you have (at the solicitor’s office, virtual meeting, or home visit)? Were you made aware that the solicitors offered different kinds of appointment?

All of our meetings were on Teams which was easiest for me as I didn’t have to travel into Exeter. There was opportunity for me to visit Tozers office, but they made it easier by coming to me for a home visit when needed.

Do you think they were clear about their options for different accessibility needs/preferences?

Yes, very much so. Tozers were very accommodating and sent through the drafts etc. in large print as well as offering home visits which made the whole process very easy for me.

Do you feel any additional needs/preferences were suitably catered for, was anything particularly good/bad?

Absolutely, Tozers were amazing; without their special offering of large print and home visits, I never would have been able to carry on with the process.

Was the process of writing a will explained clearly and did you feel confident that they would accurately cater for your wishes?

Yes, in truth it was a lot simpler than I expected. We had most of it done within about 30 minutes and only needed minor adjustments afterwards.

Finally, would you recommend Step One Charity’s Make a Will Week to others?

Definitely! It cost so little of my time but can provide so much to my family and the charities I have chosen should the unexpected happen. This can give them relief in a really bad time and shows that I was thinking of them.

Step One Charity’s Make a Will Week 2024

Step One Charity’s Make a Will Week runs from 5th to the 9th February 2024. During this week our trusted local solicitors donate their time for free, offering you the chance to write your will only by making a donation to Step One Charity. Bookings open on 2nd January 2024 so set your reminders now! To find out more about our partner solicitors and how to book your appointment, visit our Make a Will Week page.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please feel free to contact us using the button below.

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