Birchall Blackburn Law’s Southport Office is backing Queenscourt Hospice’s ‘Make A Will Month’ this April.
The firm has pledged to waive its will-writing fees in return for a donation to the town’s hospice and is also aiming to raise awareness of the importance of having a valid Will in place.
‘Make a Will Month’ runs until April 30th and will see Leanne Malseed, Associate Solicitor at the firm’s Southport office, give her time free of charge to those making a Will through the initiative.
It comes as recent research conducted by Prudential and Unbiased.co.uk showed nearly two thirds of adults have not made a Will. The North West is the least prepared with 67% of adults omitting to put a valid Will in place.
Leanne said: “There is a staggering amount of people who aren’t aware of the security a valid Will offers, with many putting it off until later in life. Often this is too late so this campaign will encourage more people to put solid plans in place while raising money for a worthy cause.”
Carolyn Gorman, Fundraising Manager at Queenscourt added: “Having a Will professionally written is such an important thing to do and the only way to make sure that your wishes are carried out after you die. Anyone taking part in Make a Will Month will enjoy the added feel-good factor of knowing they have also helped their local hospice.”
Last year the campaign raised £19,465 and the money helped Queenscourt provide the highest quality of specialist care and support to patients and their families, at a time when they need it most.
To support the cause and get your affairs in order by making a Will contact Leanne for an appointment between April 1 and 30.
You will not be charged for the solicitor’s time, but are invited to make a donation to Queenscourt Hospice.
Suggested donations are £90 for a basic single Will, £135 for a joint Will, and £40 to amend an existing Will.