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Hampshire charity launches a new free will scheme in partnership with seven local law firms

Posted: January 12, 2016 Time: 10:11 am Written by: Kelle Russell

Seven Hampshire law firms have joined up with Fareham based charity The Rainbow Centre, to provide a free will making service launching on the 12th January.

The law firms which include well-known names such as Eric Robinson, Larcomes, Lawcomm, Moore Blatch, Paris Smith, Verisona Law, and The Waring Partnership are supporting The Rainbow Centre by providing five free wills a year to show their ongoing support. People over the age of 50 will be able to make simple individual or mirror wills in return for a suggested donation to The Rainbow Centre.

The Rainbow Centre  helps children with cerebral palsy and adults affected by Parkinson’s, MS, a stroke or a head injury to lead more active and independent lives using conductive education. This is a unique therapy which trains undamaged parts of the brain to take control of motor functions previously managed by the areas of the brain which no longer work.

Moore Blatch partner, Paula Barnes, who is also a trustee of the centre comments: “The Rainbow Centre does incredible work; anyone that has visited the centre and seen first-hand the benefit of its services to families will know how vital it is to be able to retain a service like this. We are very pleased to be supporting the centre under this scheme and believe the funds generated will help many more people in the future.”

The free will making scheme marks the launch of The Rainbow Centre’s new legacy programme. The aim of the programme is to make people more aware that they can leave a gift to charities like The Rainbow Centre in their will.

Lara Bull CEO of The Rainbow Centre said, “Leaving a legacy gift is a wonderful way of ensuring that your memory lives on and will make a very real difference to the lives of future generations of disabled children and adults.  By helping us to secure our future, we would be able to consider outreach programmes for both children and adults across the region and extend our services to include Life Skills and Preparation for Independent Living courses for young disabled adults.  Presently we work with children from 6 months to 14 years old and adults, but feel this additional service would truly allow us to support individuals at all key stages in life.”

Paul Sams, partner at Eric Robinson added, “I consider it a great privilege to be a Rainbow Centre trustee and believe that the work carried out there is truly amazing.  Unlike many other organisations, the centre is completely self-funding so any monies raised are crucial to continue the excellent work there, so we are pleased to be able to help the centre raise awareness and funds through this scheme”.

For anyone interested in learning more or using the legacy programme, CLICK HERE for further information or telephone 01329 289500.