Kay Catanzariti, founder of the Will It Your Way charity, is currently running workshops at the Griffith City Library in an attempt to better educate the community about the benefits and importance of writing up, having, and maintaining a Will.
Ms Catanzariti established the charity after the sudden death of her son Ben, who was killed at the age of 21 in a workplace accident.
The Will It Your Way workshops will be running in conjunction with national Law Week which is held from May 14 to May 20, 2018 at Griffith City Library.
Law Week aims to promote greater awareness and understanding of the law, the legal system, and the legal profession throughout the community.
Manager of Griffith City Library Karen Tagliapietra spoke of event.
“Law Week is the perfect time to help raise awareness about making a Will,” Ms Tagliapietra said.
“We are really happy to partner with Kay to help spread the word.”
“These free workshops will provide information about why you need a Will and how to create your own. They are open to everyone and there will be a lucky door prize, one free Will, awarded at each session.”
Ms Catanzariti hopes to encourage the youth to be proactive and see the importance of having a Will.
Ms Catanzariti wishes to see Education Ministers in each State and Territory include Will education in the schools’ curriculum, including how to make a legally binding Will.
“It’s all about educating and awareness and leading the next generation towards being responsible for and taking control of their adult life,” Ms Catanzariti said.
“When tragedy hits a family, like it did mine, the lack of a legally binding Will/Estate Plan for the young person can cause unnecessary grief in a time of emotional turmoil.”
Ms Catanzariti notes that the reason so many people put off writing up a Will is because they feel there is no reason to.
“If you work, have a superannuation, have a car,” for instance, you need a Will, Ms Catanzariti said.
“Making a Will does not mean you are going to die.”
The Will It Your Way workshops will be held Wednesday 16 May at 4pm, and Thursday 17 May at 5.45pm at Griffith City Library.
To book your spot please RSVP to Griffith City Library by phoning 02 6962 8300