7th October 2020
Solicitors support hospice in Make a Will month
Nottinghamshire Hospice has teamed up with law firms across the city to offer people the opportunity to write their Will and benefit the hospice at the same time.
During October people can write or update a will with a participating solicitor who will waive their normal fee in return for a voluntary donation to Nottinghamshire Hospice.
Clare Perkins, 56, of Sherwood and her husband took advantage of this offer when the hospice took part in 2018.
Clare said: “We’d been meaning to write a will but not got round to it. I had a brush with cancer a few years ago which brought home to me the importance of making a Will. When Nottinghamshire Hospice advertised its Make a Will month it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get this done and benefit an excellent local charity at the same time.
“The solicitor we worked with was really helpful, talked us through everything and answered all our questions, so the process was simple and efficient. I recommend this scheme to others who haven’t yet got a will.”
Make your Will to support hospice care
More than half the population don’t have an up to date will, but not having one can cause issues for next of kin and can mean that the things someone leaves behind don’t go to the people and causes they care about.
Aga Kelly, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Nottinghamshire Hospice, said: “Making a Will doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive but many people put it off. This is where Nottinghamshire Hospice can help.
“By taking part in our in Write a Will month you will protect your loved ones at the same time as leaving a legacy which will help our patients receive the best care at the end of their lives.”
The suggested donation for a basic Will is £100 – £120 or for mirrored Wills £180 – £250.
All the money donated will come directly to Nottinghamshire Hospice to provide crucial end of life care for people across Nottinghamshire and support for their carers.