April is Birchall Blackburn Law’s ‘make a Will month’ to help raise money for Queenscourt Hospice. For the past few years, Birchall Blackburn Law has been supporting the hospice, and last year the campaign raised an impressive £17,702 (including gift aid). This contributed towards the care and support of over 800 patients.
Why should I make a Will?
A will enables your wishes to be carried out and protect your family after you’ve gone. If you do not have a will in place when you die (known as intestate), it is the government that will decide how your estate will be divided, and your assets will most likely not go to those who you would have intended them.
Making Your Will
Partner at Birchall Blackburn Law, Leanne Malseed who’s based out of the firm’s Southport office, will give her time for free to those making a Will through the initiative.
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.”
The Guardian reported that, “70% of adults with children under 18 do not have a will, rising from 65% the previous year”.
While research conducted by Unbiased.co.uk shows that “sixty-seven per cent of people in the North West have no will.”
Initiatives like this one are not only vitally important to raise funds for charities like Queenscourt Hospice, but they also help highlight how important it is to have a Will in place for you and your loved ones.
Make a Will Month
To support the cause and get your affairs in order by making a Will contact Leanne for an appointment between April 1st and 30th.
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.