Local leading law firm, Buckles Solicitors are pleased to announce that members of their highly experienced team will be offering a free will writing service between 11 July and 22 July 2011 for over 55’s at their Peterborough office.
Book an appointment today to take up this offer and a standard will free of charge will be yours, in exchange we would ask for donations to be made to the British Liver Trust. Making a will puts you in control, so with a little forethought much confusion can be avoided and you will gain peace of mind from knowing that your affairs are in order.
The British Liver Trust is a charity that aims to improve the lives of people suffering from liver disease and its main roles are in information, education, support and research. As the only national charity for adults with all types of liver disease, we are continually facing the challenge of helping escalating numbers of patients who need our support.
Liver disease is the fifth largest cause of death and the only one that is on the rise, people are dying from this disease younger then ever before. Much of the increasing incidence stems from lifestyle trends – relating to alcohol consumption, intravenous drug use and obesity, but they are not the only reasons. Liver disease can be linked to our environment, our genes, abnormalities in our immune systems and even the medicines we take.
To take advantage of this offer quote ‘Buckles-Liver’ when making an appointment or for further information about making a will call Buckles Solicitors on 01733 888888
For further information about Buckles Solicitors please contact:
Alex Burch Phone: 01733 888888
Fax: 01733 888800 Web: www.buckles-law.co.uk
Address: Grant House, 101 Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 1NG
For further information about the British Liver Trust please contact:
Phone: 01425 481 320
Fax: 01425 481 335
British Liver Trust, 2 Southampton Road,
Ringwood, BH24 1HY
A registered charity in England and Wales (298858) and Scotland (SC042140)
1. Government mortality statistics for the UK indicate that deaths from liver disease continue to rise, increasing by 12% in the last three years, totalling 46,244 lives lost. In 2008, liver disease killed 16,087 people – a 4.5% increase from 2007. If these rates continue, deaths from liver disease are predicted to double in 20 years.
2. This graph, produced by the British Liver Trust, illustrates the true extent of liver disease in the UK. Liver disease, when compared to the other five big causes of death, is the only one showing a steady increase year-on-year:
Movements in mortality 1971-2008
Deaths per million of population-
3. The British Liver Trust is Britain’s only national liver disease charity for adults. We work to improve the lives of people suffering from liver disease with key roles in education, support and research. We rely on voluntary contributions from individuals and funding from companies and charitable trusts.
4. The Trust is working urgently to encourage prevention and investment in treatment and care for people with liver disease. Much of the increasing incidence of liver disease stems from lifestyle trends – relating to alcohol, obesity and viral hepatitis. However, liver disease has many other causes including genetics, abnormalities in the immune system and even the medicines we take. The Trust is working to raise awareness about the liver and combat the stigma associated with liver disease.
5. The Trust provides a comprehensive website www.britishlivertrust.org.uk, free medical helpline – 0800 652 7330, and distributes a wide range of information leaflets to individuals and healthcare professionals. In addition, the Trust is a contact point for support groups nationwide, as well as co-ordinating funding and providing support for research.