How to help Will and Power of Attorney Scheme Dates throughout MayEnsure your affairs, loved ones, pets and possessions are taken care of whilst supporting vital services for local children and adults in need.Take part in our Will and Power of Attorney scheme and rather than paying your chosen participating firm a fee, you will instead be asked to make a donation to Guild Care.Why do I need a Will?It’s so important that you make plans for the assets you leave behind, however large or small, to ensure your money and possessions go to the people and charities that you care about. A Will is particularly important if you have dependent children and for recording your wishes with regards to any pets and your funeral plans.A properly made Will means you won’t be leaving your loved ones with the stress of coping with legal complications and making decisions on your behalf. It will also ensure that, in the case of an unmarried person with no surviving family members, your Estate cannot pass to the Crown (the Government).Why do I need a Power of Attorney?A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows someone to make decisions for you, or act on your behalf. Such a document is necessary if you are no longer able to or wish to make your own decisions.For example, a temporary situation such as a stay in hospital may mean you need help with everyday tasks, such as your finances. An example of a longer-term reason is a diagnosis of dementia whereby you may lose the mental capacity to make your own decisions in the future.How to take part:Call a participating firm to secure one of the appointments available during the month of May. Firms listed in blue font are offering both Will and Lasting Power of Attorney appointments.The scheme includes a new basic Will, or Lasting Power of Attorney, or amendment to an existing one. You will not be charged your firm’s usual fee, but will be asked to make a suggested donation* to Guild Care at your appointment, in support of our charitable work with local children and adults.Should your Will or Lasting Power of Attorney require any specialist advice then you will be advised of this and quoted a fee for the necessary extra work, before going ahead.Participating firms:Please contact any of these local firms directly to make your appointment:Gema West, Tania Clapham, Katie Foan, and Lucy NevillBennett Griffin LLP11 Sea LaneFERRINGBN12 5DRTel: 01903 229999Alexandra Smith and Kate MassieMW Solicitors4 Chapel RoadWORTHINGBN11 1BJTel: 01903 255050Alison Hill and Rachel NewmanBurnand Brazier Malcolm Wilson4/5 Aldsworth ParadeGORING-BY-SEABN12 4UATel: 01903 502155 Paul StanfordStanford Wills23 NautilusMarine ParadeWORTHINGBN11 3PRTel: 01903 340186Julia LevettRosemary E. Hensby Solicitors20 Mulberry LaneGORING-BY-SEABN12 4NSTel: 01903 244953 Emma WellsNsure Estate Planning ServicesNsure House 93 Rowlands Road WORTHING BN11 3JX Tel: 01903 821010 Helen Norton and Gabrielle WagstaffeGates & Moloney117 Brighton RoadLANCINGBN15 8HTTel: 01903 766046Jenny WalkerAR Brown & Co Solicitors Rivoli Chambers 77/79 Chapel Road WORTHING BN11 1HURhiannon Winter and Ursula TannerFitzhugh Gates 23-25 High Street SHOREHAM-BY-SEABN43 5EETel: 01273 461381 Appointments are limited – don’t miss out, call to secure yours today!*Participating firms are supporting this scheme in order to raise funds for Guild Care’s charitable work. Rather than paying your firm’s fee for a new or amended Will or Lasting Power of Attorney, they will ask that you make a donation at your appointment. For Wills: we suggest a minimum donation of £75 for a Codicil, £125 for an individual Will or £175 for Mirror Wills (couple). However some participating firm’s usual fees will be higher and they may encourage you to use these as a guide for your donation.For Lasting power of attorney: please contact firms listed in blue font to discuss further.Please note: this is not a free scheme. Listed firms are very kindly supporting Guild Care but we are unable to recommend services.