Dying Matters is a wide ranging and inclusive coalition which aims to change public attitudes towards death and bereavement in England, encouraging greater engagement on related issues. Will writing and making sure that loved ones can find the Will is an important part of the process. Every year thousands of families cannot find a Will following the death of a loved one.
Dying Matters have produced a newsletter in advance of the Awareness Week 13-19 May and comment as follows: ‘As part of our efforts to encourage more people to make their end of life wishes known, we are delighted to be able to offer all Dying Matter members the chance to register their Will free of charge with Certainty National Will Register.
The initiative is aimed at ensuring that those people who have planned for what happens after they die by writing a Will also register it – so it can be easily tracked down after their death. Many Wills are rewritten or misplaced over the years, and many families don’t know where their loved ones have stored their Wills. A simple solution is offer by Certainty to ensure there is always a record of where the most up to date record is kept and that it is traceable by the family after death’.
Nigel McGinnity, Founder of Certainty, said: ‘We are pleased to be able to contribute to the Dying Matters Coalition by providing free Will registration, which is an important step to ensure that when the time comes, loved ones and beneficiaries will not have the extra anxiety of not knowing where the Will is located’.