18/03/2003

NI people need to take heed of will deficit

A leading charity has said that around 50% of people who die in Northern Ireland do not have a will.

The Simon Community revealed the statistic as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the issue of being intestate.

The campaign involves Belfast law firm Francis Hanna and Company assisting people to make out a will free of charge.

In return they are asking those they help to make a donation of around £50 per person or £70 per couple to the Simon Community.

The money will go to the charity's work with single homeless people.

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