ENSURING provision for your loved ones after your death could help support Eden Court’s work now.
March is Eden Court’s Make a Will Month and once again firms of solicitors across the Highlands have agreed to waive their usual fee for writing or amending a will in return for a donation or legacy to Eden Court. Eden Court is a registered charity and relies on donations to help deliver an extensive programme of theatre, film and creative learning for the Highlands.
According to the Law Society, one in three people in the UK dies without making a will and half of all people over the age of 45 have not made a will.
"Making a Will is the only way to ensure that your estate and assets go to the people and causes you care about," Susan Bird, a partner in Inverness firm Cowan Douglas Law, explained.
"Without a will, who inherits your property is determined by legislation which can mean that your relatives, friends or even your favourite charity may not benefit from your estate. We would urge people to seek professional advice to make sure their Will accurately reflects their wishes."
In addition to Cowan Douglas Law, other firms taking part in the initiative are Mackenzie & Cormack in Tain, Georgesons in Wick and Ferguson MacSween & Stewart in Portree.
Alison Logsdail, Eden Court Development Manager said: "We are extremely grateful to the solicitors who are offering their services for free in March.
"We hope lots of people will take this opportunity to either make or update their wills and consider leaving a legacy to Eden Court. A gift in your will is a way of supporting Eden Court which costs you nothing now but will make a real difference in the future. Every donation will go towards supporting the arts you love and enriching lives to come."
Further information about leaving a legacy to Eden Court can be found at www.eden-court.co.uk or by contacting a member of the development team on 01463 239 841.