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Two-thirds of nurses have not made their will

Nurses are less likely to make a Will compared to the public, with nearly two thirds of nurses without one according to a survey* by Cavell Nurses’ Trust, the charity that supports nursing professionals suffering hardship.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust is encouraging nursing professionals to write their Will and have designated May as Make a Will month. The charity has teamed up with Fodens Solicitors which is offering up to a 50% discount for nursing professionals, or anyone else looking to make their Will in May.

The charity also receives a 10% donation for every Will written, with the money supporting UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship often due to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse.

Simon Knighton, Chair of Cavell Nurses’ Trust said, ‘Taking control of life’s sometimes awkward and difficult details can be daunting, but your will is one of the most important legal documents you’ll write.

‘It relieves stress and provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Making a will in May could help you care for your loved ones once you’ve gone.

‘I thank Fodens Solicitors for making a donation to help Cavell Nurses’ Trust support UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants.’

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*Survey of 252 nurses conducted by Cavell Nurses’ Trust in February 2017. 64% said they didn’t have a Will.

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