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Hospice Will writing scheme to return for February

L-R: Ellis Lee and Mollie Sheehy, WLS Solicitors, with Ria Simons, St Richard’s Hospice, and Kate Collins, of Bradley Haynes Law

A hospice has teamed up with two solicitors’ firms to provide a special Will writing scheme next month.

Write a Will Month, led by St Richard’s Hospice, is set to return in February with Bradley Haynes Law, Worcester, and WLS Solicitors, Malvern.

The scheme will see the participating solicitors offer a single Will for £95 and a double for £150 – with 100 per cent donated to the Worcestershire charity.

The month-long campaign aims to help the hospice continue funding its care to patients and loved ones, while raising awareness of the importance of writing a Will – a document setting out how people want their money, property and possessions to be distributed after their death.

Ria Simons, Hospice Fundraiser, said: “We are delighted to run this popular scheme once again and would like to thank the solicitors for donating their time for free.

“We understand that for some writing a Will can seem daunting – however it should not be an intimidating process.

“Once you have your Will in place it can bring peace of mind to know if you died, everything is in place for your loved ones.

“We hope our campaign will encourage people to take the first step and book an appointment, while helping to tackle the taboos around preparing for the end-of-life.”

Andrew Bradley, Chairman and Founder of Bradley Haynes Law, said: “We are once again delighted to be working with St Richard’s for the forthcoming Write a Will month.

“St Richard’s does fantastic work for the local community and it is very rewarding for the team to be involved in the project and to help the charity in whatever way we can.”

Ellis Lee, Private Client Executive at WLS Solicitors, said: “St Richard’s Hospice is a charity that is close to our hearts and we are proud to support such a valuable cause.

“We hope that this scheme can help raise money for the charity whilst also highlighting the importance of making a Will.”

St Richard’s is encouraging people to consider leaving a gift to the hospice in their Will – after they have provided for family and friends – although there is no obligation to do so.

To take part, call your preferred solicitors’ firm directly and make an appointment quoting the ‘St Richard’s Hospice Write a Will Scheme’.

For Bradley Haynes Law, call Kate Collins on 01905 900919, or email: katec@bradleyhayneslaw.co.uk.

WLS Solicitors is offering appointments in Malvern – alongside a limited number at Richmond Wood Norton, Evesham Road, Wood Norton, Evesham.

Richmond Wood Norton has donated office space for appointments on Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th February from 9.30am to 4pm.

To contact WLS Solicitors, call Jess Oldfield on 01684 216777 or email: info@wlssolicitors.co.uk.

For more information on the scheme, visit: www.strichards.org.uk/writeawill.

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. It also supports their loved ones.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,400 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations and gifts in Wills for the majority of its income with 22% funded by the NHS.

The hospice is also raising funds for the Build 2020 Appeal and is part way through developing a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire. The total cost for expanding and redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3m.

For more information about St Richard’s Hospice visit: www.strichards.org.uk.