You can still plan ahead without having the ‘Big Conversation’
Earlier this year, ‘End-of-life’ charity Dying Matters encouraged the British public to have a ‘Big Conversation’ with their family and friends about what they want for the end of their lives and how they can plan for it.
You can’t put a price on peace of mind
Everyone likes to get value for money and there’s nothing more frustrating than feeling that you’re paying more for something than you really need to. With that in mind, you may wonder why you would pay a fee to arrange a Power of Attorney (POA) when you can do it yourself.
TV mentor vows to cover all funeral costs
In the past we've discussed the fact that an increasing number of people are now having to resort to crowdfunding to cover funeral costs. After Christina Grimmie was tragically killed, her manager set up a GoFundMe page to help her family pay for the funeral. Adam Levine has since offered to cover all costs of his former protégé’s funeral.
Who will answer the questions when you can’t?
Losing mental capacity due to an accident or from the effects of serious illness like dementia means you can no longer make important decisions for yourself. A Power of Attorney makes sure that the people you trust have the authority to answer important questions and make decisions on your behalf when you are no longer capable.
Golden Charter staff gear up to celebrate charity partnership and reach the million pound mark
Staff at Golden Charter are gearing up to cycle, run or walk 21km around Loch Katrine to celebrate 21 years supporting the Woodland Trust. Golden Charter Chief Executive Ronnie Wayte and Woodland Trust Scotland Director Carol Evans met at Loch Katrine earlier in the week to check out the route on penny farthing cycles.
TED is talking about death
More and more people are beginning to realise that talking about, and planning for, the end of their own lives can really make things easier for their loved ones when the time comes. This growing trend is covered in one of the most popular online lecture series, TED Talks.