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Visit a Chattertons Open Day for free advice

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Cake, refreshments and free legal advice are on offer at a series of coffee mornings taking place at a number of our offices in May in conjunction with Dementia Awareness Week.

We are opening the doors of our Grantham, Spalding, Lincoln, Stamford and Boston offices between 15th and 19th May in a bid to highlight the condition.

Visitors will get a free 20-minute appointment with a specialist to discuss any matter relating to Wills, Trusts & Probate, this covers everything from creating or amending a will to lasting powers of attorney.

Associate Solicitor Kate Twigg has been fully trained as a ‘Dementia Friend’s Champion’ as part of an initiative by the Alzheimer’s Society, which trains volunteers who encourage others to learn about dementia. She will also be on hand to speak to visitors, offer guidance and talk about Chattertons commitment to gaining its dementia-friendly credentials.

Kate said: “Dementia is a set of symptoms, including memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language, and is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or by a series of strokes. 

It is a devastating condition that affects one in six people over the age of 80 in the UK, which is why, as a community-minded company, we are doing our bit to raise awareness of the condition and offer advice.”

The open days will be held between 9.30am and 3.30pm and will all take place at our offices on a first come first served basis. The first is being staged at Avenue Road, Grantham, on May 15, then Broad Street, Spalding, on May 16, onto Lincoln, on May 17 and Broad Street, Stamford, on May 18, concluding in Wide Bargate, Boston, on May 19.

As a company we are also raising money throughout the year for the condition, having picked the Alzheimer’s Society as our charity of the year for 2017.

Katherine Bunting, partner and chair of the Chattertons Charity Committee based at the Boston office, said: “The office will go in to ‘open day’ mode from 9.30am, everyone is welcome to visit the office where they will be able to have a hot drink and some cake. So far this year we have raised over £2,500 for the charity, and we have a target to raise over £6,000 by the end of the year.”

There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over one million by 2025 and two million by 2051, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. The charity says 225,000 will develop dementia this year, which represents one person every three minutes.

Visitors are not required to make an appointment but if you would like clarification that the matter you would like to discuss is covered by the open day please contact Emily Baker-Gaunt on 01636 675573.