Tonbridge man makes Video to accompany his will
This is an interesting idea that has hit 'the provincials' in Kent: making a video and will together which gives one's sad demise a personal touch.
I rather like the idea. It may also help to clarify things such as 'whether or not they want their organs donated'. And what about a video for a living will as well?
Perhaps each of us should all have a 'personal affairs' video. For example, we may be knocked down by a car one day and we may not 'have our faculties' anymore - could a video be made sometime beforehand to accompany any Power of Attorney form ' so that things are not abused'. And what about mental health, 'can we have put out a video saying that we don't want ECT?'
But what happens if the person is an identical twin or triplet- supposing they all die in the same car crash, how do people know whose video is whose. I hope they put the correct label on the video.
I think a video could be made into a 'great creative and inspirational send off'.
But how long would it be before the adverts come in?
Speaking to your loved ones from beyond the grave might sound rather spooky, but recording a video to accompany your will seems to be gaining in popularity.
One advocate of the idea is 61-year-old Bob Maddison, of St Mary's Road, Tonbridge - a father to two children and grandfather to three.
Although he is in good health, and has already written a formal last will and testament, the retired engineering lecturer has decided to create a video address for when he dies.
He hopes the tape will provide his children and grandchildren with a much more intimate legacy than would be possible a traditional written will:
“One part of the video will is giving advice. All the normal will is about is leaving money, leaving assets, whereas this gives it a more personal touch.”