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Byline: Did you know that Shakespeare famously left his wife his ‘second best’ bed?
Page Content: As part of Free Wills Month, The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is offering members of the public aged over 55 the opportunity to write their Will for free this March at participating solicitors in England and Wales, with the chance to leave the RNLI a legacy gift.

But you don’t have to be a legendary wordsmith to leave a lasting legacy. Where 6 out of 10 RNLI lifeboat launches are only made possible through donations left in Wills, March Free Wills Month is an opportunity to make a bequest that will cost nothing in your lifetime, but make a real difference in years to come.

After taking care of loved ones, even the smallest gift in a Will is vital to saving lives at sea. Critical to the future of the RNLI, just £59 pays for a pair of waterproof binoculars to help crews identify casualties in rough seas and £85 pays for a wetsuit so that a lifeguard may reach a swimmer in trouble.

Mark Allwood, Legacy and In Memoriam Manager at the RNLI says: ‘The RNLI depends on the generosity of gifts in Wills to continue its lifesaving work. We’re excited to be able to offer the ability for members of the public to write their Will for free this month and although they are not obliged to leave a gift to their favourite charity, we really do hope they will consider doing so.’

‘Bequests may come in all shapes and sizes, from a particular sum of money, a specific gift such as jewellery or furniture, or a residuary share of estate. We appreciate all gifts left to the RNLI in Wills, large or small.’

And it’s not just Shakespeare who left a famous historical mark through legacy giving, though perhaps his unique style was matched by famous pianist André Tchaikowsky who bequeathed his skull in 1986 to the Royal Shakespeare Company. The skull was famously used in the televised 2008 production of Hamlet, starring David Tennant. The RNLI meanwhile has received some unusual and touching pledges in the past including coin and stamp collections, model trains, decorative plates, beautiful paintings and even a box of full piggy banks.

Locations for participating solicitors include Blackpool, Coventry, Darlington, Eastbourne, Hastings, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Slough, Wolverhampton, York, Liverpool, Northampton, Peterborough, Sheffield, Sunderland, Wirral, Chesterfield, Chichester, Harrogate and Kent.

For more information about Free Wills Month and to find your nearest participating solicitor visit www.freewillsmonth.org.uk or call Mark Allwood on 01202 663032. There are a limited number of free Wills available.

RNLI media contacts
Joanna Dey, PR Officer (Campaigns) on joanna_dey@rnli.org.uk, 01202 336064. Or contact pressoffice@rnli.org.uk, 01202 336789.

Byline: Did you know that Shakespeare famously left his wife his ‘second best’ bed?
Page Content: As part of Free Wills Month, The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is offering members of the public aged over 55 the opportunity to write their Will for free this March at participating solicitors in England and Wales, with the chance to leave the RNLI a legacy gift.

But you don’t have to be a legendary wordsmith to leave a lasting legacy. Where 6 out of 10 RNLI lifeboat launches are only made possible through donations left in Wills, March Free Wills Month is an opportunity to make a bequest that will cost nothing in your lifetime, but make a real difference in years to come.

After taking care of loved ones, even the smallest gift in a Will is vital to saving lives at sea. Critical to the future of the RNLI, just £59 pays for a pair of waterproof binoculars to help crews identify casualties in rough seas and £85 pays for a wetsuit so that a lifeguard may reach a swimmer in trouble.

Mark Allwood, Legacy and In Memoriam Manager at the RNLI says: ‘The RNLI depends on the generosity of gifts in Wills to continue its lifesaving work. We’re excited to be able to offer the ability for members of the public to write their Will for free this month and although they are not obliged to leave a gift to their favourite charity, we really do hope they will consider doing so.’

‘Bequests may come in all shapes and sizes, from a particular sum of money, a specific gift such as jewellery or furniture, or a residuary share of estate. We appreciate all gifts left to the RNLI in Wills, large or small.’

And it’s not just Shakespeare who left a famous historical mark through legacy giving, though perhaps his unique style was matched by famous pianist André Tchaikowsky who bequeathed his skull in 1986 to the Royal Shakespeare Company. The skull was famously used in the televised 2008 production of Hamlet, starring David Tennant. The RNLI meanwhile has received some unusual and touching pledges in the past including coin and stamp collections, model trains, decorative plates, beautiful paintings and even a box of full piggy banks.

Locations for participating solicitors include Blackpool, Coventry, Darlington, Eastbourne, Hastings, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, Slough, Wolverhampton, York, Liverpool, Northampton, Peterborough, Sheffield, Sunderland, Wirral, Chesterfield, Chichester, Harrogate and Kent.

For more information about Free Wills Month and to find your nearest participating solicitor visit www.freewillsmonth.org.uk or call Mark Allwood on 01202 663032. There are a limited number of free Wills available.

RNLI media contacts
Joanna Dey, PR Officer (Campaigns) on joanna_dey@rnli.org.uk, 01202 336064. Or contact pressoffice@rnli.org.uk, 01202 336789.