For over 17 years, Attwood Marshall Lawyers have been supporting The Salvation Army by delivering Community Wills Days across the Gold Coast and Tweed. Over the coming weeks, our team of estate planning lawyers are set to draft more than 100 Wills over three Community Wills Days to help raise vital funds for this well-deserving charity. The first Wills Day kicks off today at our Robina Town Centre office, explains Attwood Marshall Lawyers Wills and Estates Department Manager, Donna Tolley.
Community Wills Days
Throughout August and September, Attwood Marshall Lawyers are conducting three Community Wills Days in support of The Salvation Army.
A Community Wills Day is a community service where experienced estate planning lawyers donate their time to draft and execute simple Wills for the community in return for a modest donation that goes directly to The Salvation Army, supporting the vital work they do in helping people in crisis.
These events have proven to be an excellent way to support a well-deserving charity whilst giving people the opportunity to get their Will done by an experienced estate planning lawyer.
Having an up-to-date Will is the only way to ensure that your estate will benefit who you intend it to after you pass away, and that your wishes are preserved. Many people who attend Community Wills Days often take the opportunity to also leave a bequest to a charity when making their Will so that they can leave a legacy and have comfort in knowing they continue to support charities they are passionate about, even after they are gone.
Attwood Marshall Lawyers Salvation Army Wills Days will be taking place at our offices:
- Wednesday 3rd August at Attwood Marshall Lawyers Robina Town Centre
- Tuesday 16th August at Attwood Marshall Lawyers Coolangatta (The Strand)
- Thursday 1st September at Attwood Marshall Lawyers Kingscliff (Professional Centre)
There will also be a Community Wills Day held at the Gold Coast Temple at 157 Wardoo Street, Southport, on Tuesday 8th November 2022.
Booking an appointment for the Salvation Army Wills Days is made through the Salvation Army website – click on the link here.
The Salvation Army – committed to caring for people
The Salvation Army has been helping people in crisis for over 150 years. They are there to help and support people when times are tough, which is one of the reasons why we love to support them!
As a law firm, we act for people when they are facing some of the toughest times in their lives, and it is our intent or purpose as a business to help people and change their lives for the better. We enjoy partnering with hard-working charities to support them in their journey to also help as many people as possible who are facing a crisis. The donation for having the Will done is passed on in full by us to the Salvo’s and we offer our services for free which provides much-needed funds to the charity and the prospect of bequests by the people making the Wills.
“We are extremely grateful for any bequests The Salvation Army receives as part of Community Wills Days, as these contributions can help us support those facing homelessness and domestic and family violence. Each year, an estimated 7,690 women return to perpetrators because they have nowhere to go, and an estimated 9,120 women become homeless,” said Tony Welsh, The Salvation Army Relationship Manager.
“These contributions are also able to be utilised across all the different ministry expressions including disaster recovery and emergency relief work, youth services, alcohol and drug services, and aged care services, just to name a few.”
“This year, the contributions raised from the Gold Coast Community Wills Days will be directed to Fairhaven Recovery Centre, a drug, alcohol and gambling rehabilitation centre nestled away in the tranquil setting of Eagle Heights at Tamborine Mountain.”
“We recently visited the team at Fairhaven to see how they are supporting people who are faced with these difficult times in their lives. They offer an environment that is warm, respectful, and promotes inclusion, which reflects the values of The Salvation Army,” explained Tony.
Another great outcome of Wills Days is that so many people get their Will done or updated by an experienced estate planning lawyer. There is still a large percentage of people who either don’t have a Will at all or have not updated it in many years. The opportunity to have your Will done by an experienced lawyer for a very modest donation to a deserving charity is certainly a winning combination!
The Salvation Army can date its beginning back to 1865 in East London, England. It was in 1880 that the first Salvation Army meeting took place on Australian soil, at the back of a greengrocer’s cart in Adelaide’s Botanic Park.
That meeting was the spark that ignited an ethos for the organisation that has gone on to help hundreds of thousands of Australians each year.
The Salvation Army work hard, are humble and strive to make real change. We are proud to support this vital organisation and help them raise the necessary funds to continue the important work they do to help our community.
The Salvation Army provides:
- Disaster and emergency support
- Homelessness support services
- Family and domestic violence support services
- Programs and services for youth including housing, employment and training, education, driver training, youth justice, and specialist therapeutic responses
- Funeral services
- Rural support for farmers and rural workers
- Financial counselling for those facing financial problems
- Alcohol and drug treatment services
- Aged care services
Attwood Marshall Lawyers – dedicated to supporting the community
We know that conversations about death are ones many people ignore or postpone. However, no matter your age, health or wealth status, everyone should have a properly prepared Will and take the time to consider their estate plan.
Whether you are preparing your Will, Enduring Power of Attorney, or an Advance Health Directive, our experienced Wills and Estate lawyers have the expertise and experience to listen and connect with clients so that they can understand their intentions and put the best plan in place to ensure those wishes can be carried out if something unexpected happens.
The process is much simpler than many people realise. When you have written your Will and completed your estate plan, you can have peace of mind that your family will be looked after, and your estate will go to who you intend.
To find out more about our estate planning services, contact Attwood Marshall Lawyers by calling 07 5506 8241, mobile 0423 772 555 or email email@example.com