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  1. Mencap's Planning for the Future Seminars 2016 - North East

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts seminars that Mencap are organising in June in The North East area. The seminars will take place at the following locations: June- North East Wednesday 8th June 12.30pm-2.30pm & 6.30pm-8.30pm Newcastle City Library, 33 Bridge Street, Newcastle-Upon Tyne, NE1 8AX https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-newcastle-upon-tyne-afternoon-tickets-21060226705 (Afternoon) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-newcastle-upon-tyne-evening-tickets-21060937832 (Evening) Thursday 9th June 10.30am-12.30pm Darlington Meeting Rooms, St Cuthberts Way, Darlington, DL1 5LN https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-darlington-tickets-21061572731 Wednesday 22nd June 10.30am-12.30pm Falsgrave Community Resource Centre, Seamer Road, Scarborough, YO12 4DJ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-scarborough-tickets-21062175534 Thursday 23rd June 12.30pm-2.30pm The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland St, Huddersfield, HD1 1RL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-huddersfield-tickets-21062744235 The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: www.mencap.org.uk/pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk
  2. Mencap's Planning for the Future Seminar 2016 - South West

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts seminars that Mencap are organising in May in the South West area. The seminars will take place at the following locations: May- South West Tuesday 10th May 12.30pm-2.30pm The Castle Centre, 25 Castle Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1DR https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-barnstaple-tickets-21037598022 Wednesday 11th May 10.30am-12.30pm St Ives Harbour Hotel, The Terrace, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2BN https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-st-ives-tickets-21057301957 Tuesday 17th May 12.30pm-2.30pm Percy Community Centre, New King Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2BN https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-bath-tickets-21058425317 Thursday 19th May 12.20pm-2.30pm The Old Town Hall, High Street, Weymouth, DT4 0DQ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-weymouth-tickets-21058933838 The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: www.mencap.org.uk/pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk
  3. Mencap's Planning for the Future Seminar 2016 - East Midlands

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts seminars that Mencap are organising in April/May in the East Midlands area. The seminars will take place at the following locations: April/May- East Midlands Thursday 21st April, 12.30pm-2.30pm Hinckley Baptist Church, Baptist Walk, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1PR https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-hinckley-tickets-21032416524 Tuesday 26th April, 10.30am-12.30pm Showroom Workshop, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-sheffield-tickets-21030697382 Thursday 28th April, 12.30pm-2.30pm Newark Town Hall, Market Place, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1DU https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-newark-on-trent-tickets-21033099567 Tuesday 3rd May, 12.30pm-2.30pm The Village Church Farm, Church Road South, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 2HF https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-skegness-tickets-21031830772 The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: www.mencap.org.uk/pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk
  4. Mencap's Planning for the future Seminar 2016 - Swansea, Wales

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts seminars that Mencap are organising in April in Swansea, Wales. The seminars will take place at the following location: Tuesday 19th April 12.30pm-2.30pm & 6.30pm-8.30pm The Brangwyn Hall, Guildhall, Swansea, SA1 4PE https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencaps-planning-for-the-future-seminar-swansea-afternoon-tickets-21033914003 (Afternoon) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencap-planning-for-the-future-swansea-evening-tickets-21310852333 (Evening) The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: www.mencap.org.uk/pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk
  5. Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts seminars that Mencap are organising in April in Northern Ireland. The seminars will take place at the following location: April-Northern Ireland Wednesday 13thApril 12.30pm-2.30pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm. Mencap Centre, 5 School Road, Newtownbreda, Belfast, BT8 6BT https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencap-planning-for-the-future-belfast-morning-tickets-21310033885 (Afternoon) https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mencap-planning-for-the-future-belfast-evening-tickets-21310432076 (Evening) The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: www.mencap.org.uk/pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk
  6. FREE Wills and Trusts Information Events in November

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts events that Mencap are organising in November in West Midlands. The seminars will take place at the following locations: Wednesday 4th November, 12.30pm 2.30pm & 6.30pm 8.30pm The Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3BS Thursday 5th November, 12.30pm 2.30pm Stratford ArtsHouse, 14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LU Tuesday 10th November, 12.30pm 2.30pm Shrewsbury Shire Hall, Abbeyforgate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk Thanks, Matt
  7. FREE Wills and Trusts Information Events in October

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts events that Mencap are organising in October in the South West region. These seminars will take place at the following locations: Tuesday 6th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm The Jury’s Inn Exeter, Western Way, Exeter, Devon, EX1 2DB Wednesday 7th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm The Business Space Truro, Chiltern House, City Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2JL Tuesday 13th October, 12.30pm - 2.30pm Bournemouth Library, The Triangle, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5RQ Thursday 15th October, 12.30pm – 2.30pm Barton Hill Settlement, Terrace Room, 43 Ducie Road, Barton Hill, Bristol, BS5 0AX The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website www.mencap.org.uk/pffe to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk Thanks, Matt
  8. FREE Wills and Trusts Information Events in September

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts events that Mencap are organising in September in the South Central region. These seminars will take place at the following locations: Tuesday 22nd September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BX Thursday 24th September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm Southampton Solent University Conference Centre, Sir James Matthews Building, 157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7NN Wednesday 30th September, 12.30pm - 2.30pm Chippenham Town Council, The Town Hall, High Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3ER The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk Thanks, Matt
  9. FREE Wills and Trusts Information Events in July

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts events that Mencap are organising in July in the South East region. These seminars will take place at the following locations: Tuesday 7th July, 12.30pm - 2.30pm Shepway Youth and Community Centre, Cumberland Avenue, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 7JN Wednesday 15th July, 12.30pm - 2.30pm Dorking Christian Centre, Church Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1DW Friday 17th July, 12.30pm 2.30pm Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1YD The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk Thanks, Matt
  10. FREE Wills and Trusts Information Events in June

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts events that Mencap are organising in June in London. These seminars will take place at the following locations: Friday 26th June, 10am 12pm & 2.30pm - 4.30pm Royal Mencap National Centre, Concordia House, 123 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT Tuesday 30th June, 12.30pm - 2.30pm Wellspring Church, 1 Wellspring Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2AH Wednesday 1st July, 12.30pm - 2.30pm The Pavilion Café and Clubhouse, The New Pavilion, Dancer Road, Richmond, London TW9 4LB The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk Thanks, Matt
  11. FREE Wills and Trusts Information Events in June

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts events that Mencap are organising in June in the East region. These seminars will take place at the following locations: Wednesday 3rd June, 12.30pm - 2.30pm Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH Thursday 4th June, 12.30pm - 2.30pm The Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1HR Tuesday 9th June, 12.30pm - 2.30pm The Legacy Dukes Head Hotel, 5-6 Tuesday Market Place, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1JS Tuesday 16th June, 12.30pm 2.30pm DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milton Keynes, Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK1 1ST The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk Thanks, Matt
  12. Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts event that Mencap are organising in Northern Ireland in May. The seminar will take place at the following location: Tuesday 19th May, 12.30pm 2.30pm & 6.30pm 8.30pm Grosvenor Hall, Grosvenor House, 5 Glengall Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT12 5AD The seminar will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website www.mencap.org.uk/pffe to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk Thanks, Matt
  13. FREE Wills and Trusts Information Events in May

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts events that Mencap are organising in Wales in May. These seminars will take place at the following locations: Wednesday 6th May, 12.30pm - 2.30pm & 6.30pm 8.30pm Cardiff Venue Centre, Cardiff University Students Union, Park Place, Cardiff, Wales, CF10 3QN Thursday 7th May, 12pm 2pm Clynfyw, Abercych, Boncath, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA37 0HF The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website www.mencap.org.uk/pffe to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk Thanks, Matt
  14. FREE Wills and Trusts Information Events in April

    Hi everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming free wills and trusts events that Mencap are organising in April in the East Midlands region. These seminars will take place at the following locations: Tuesday 21st April, 12.30pm - 2.30pm The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Avenue, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 1LE Thursday 23rd April, 12.30pm - 2.30pm Portland Centre, Muskham Street, The Meadows, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 2HB Tuesday 28th April, 12.30pm 2.30pm Lincoln Drill Hall, Free School Lane, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1EY Thursday 30th April, 12.30pm 2.30pm Clifton Park Museum, Clifton Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 2AA The seminars will be presented by a specialist legal professional who will talk at the event about how best to leave money behind to someone with a learning disability. The event is free and it is a great opportunity for families and carers to get straightforward, face-to-face advice. To book your place please use our online booking form: https://www.mencap.org.uk/webform/book-pffe Mencap has planned other wills and trusts events across the country - take a look at the website www.mencap.org.uk/pffe to find one near you. Please feel free to contact the team with any questions you might have, or to book a place on 020 7696 6925 or willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk Thanks, Matt
  15. FREE Wills and Trusts Information Event in February

    Unfortunately this event is now fully booked. There will be more events in London in June, to book a place please call Gina Collins on 020 7696 6925 or email willsandtrusts@mencap.org.uk
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