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Bethany Announces Will Partnership

Wednesday March 30 2022

A guest outside Bethany's Rapid Re-accommodation Welcome Centre, where individuals experiencing homelessness can receive accommodation and support. Photo by Simon Juho.

A free will writing service is to be made available to people who leave a legacy for the work of Scottish homelessness charity Bethany Christian Trust.

Under a new partnership announced this week, solicitors Balfour + Manson LLP will offer free will writing and review to anyone who leaves a gift to Bethany’s work.

It’s a subject not often talked about, however funds donated as gifts or legacies in a will can have a significant impact for generations to come. Over the last five years, Bethany Christian Trust has received over a million pounds from supporters remembering the charity in their will.

These funds have gone towards Bethany’s life changing work, giving emergency support to individuals and families in crisis, preventing cycles of homelessness, and building communities of hope across the country. Yearly the charity supports almost 7,000 people. 

Karen Phillips, Partner at Balfour + Manson, said they chose to work with Bethany to help more people plan for the future and be part of making a difference: “We hope that this initiative will lead to more people giving to Bethany - and also encourage more people to make a will. It is often something that individuals put off, but a will not only allows you to direct what happens to your assets, but it is a great way of supporting charitable causes when you’re gone.”

For many of those who have already pledged a contribution in their will, it is the desire to bring opportunities and hope to future generations that motivates them. One supporter said: “I want to support BCT in my will because it’s important to me to sow into something that has strong Christian values; seeking to relieve suffering in such practical and relational ways at grassroots level.

I love Bethany’s big vision of ‘ending homelessness in Scotland, one person at a time’. It ties in with the future I hope for, where everyone has somewhere safe to call home, where people are treated with dignity and respect, and where they are able to thrive and flourish as they discover their dreams and potential.”

March Life and Work out now.


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