• 4 October 2021 – 15 October 2021

Make a Will Fortnight 2021 has now ended, but will be back in 2022. Thank you for all your generous donations to the Hospice in exchange for making your Will, and thank you too all the solicitors who kindly took part.

What is Make a Will Fortnight?

A will is vital to ensure that your money and possessions are distributed according to your wishes. Several local firms have kindly agreed to take part by writing, or amending, standard Wills free of charge. Instead of charging you a fee they will ask you to consider making a donation to the Hospice.

All solicitors are donating their time and expertise and we are enormously grateful for their support. 

When is Make a Will Fortnight?

Make a Will Fortnight takes place from Monday 4th to Friday 15th October 2021.

Please contact one of the local participating firms below to make an appointment and mention Make A Will Fortnight for St Wilfrid’s on your call.

Thank you to the solicitors in Chichester, Bognor Regis, Selsey, Emsworth, and the Witterings for their support this year. 

2021 participating firms:

Hobbs Law LLP – BOGNOR REGIS, PO21 2SB
Tel: 01243 888295 Contact: Louise Hobbs 
SMR Solicitors – BOGNOR REGIS, PO21 5SB
Tel: 01243 860323 Contact: Ella Humphries
Anderson Rowntree LLP – CHICHESTER, PO19 1ES
Tel: 012343 787899 Contact: Michelle Jenkins-Powell 
Helen Gagan Solicitors – BOGNOR REGIS, PO22 7NZ
Tel: 01243 867330 Contact: Helen Gagan
George Ide LLP – CHICHESTER, PO19 1NQ
Tel: 01243 786668 Contact: Ursula Watt, Jan Conrad and Leanne McGauley
Irwin Mitchell – CHICHESTER, PO19 1UF
Tel: 01243 813132  Contact: Nicola Hawkins Tel: 01243 813126    Contact: Claire Taylor
The Owen Kenny Partnership – CHICHESTER, PO19 1JR
Tel: 01243 532777 Contact: Imogen Manuel, David Thornton, Kayleigh Butcher and Amy Cassini
SMR Solicitors – CHICHESTER, PO19 3HE
Tel: 01243 780211 Contact: Greg Woods
Addison Law – EMSWORTH,  PO10 7DD
Tel: 01243 372306 Contact: Christopher Halliwell
Belcher Frost Solicitors – EMSWORTH, PO10 7DX 
Tel: 01243 377231 Contact: Penny Smith, Lauren Kendell
MJR Solicitors – BOGNOR REGIS, PO22 6DB
Tel: 01243 945054 Contact: Mark Riley
SMR Solicitors – EAST WITTERING, PO20 8DY
Tel: 01243 671782 Contact: Elizabeth Osmend
SMR Solicitors – SELSEY, PO20 0QW
Tel: 01243 602832 Contact: Matthew Field and Caroline Barnes

How to take part:

  1. Call a participating firm to secure one of the limited appointments available.
  2. After securing an appointment you may be sent a short list of things to consider e.g. your possessions and anyone you wish to benefit from your Will.
  3. The scheme covers a new standard Will or amendment to an existing Will and your solicitor will not charge you a fee. Instead, they will ask you to consider making a suggested donation* to St Wilfrid’s Hospice in support of their work with terminally-ill local people.
  4. Should your Will require any specialist advice then they will advise you of this and quote a fee for the necessary extra work, before going ahead.

*Participating solicitors are supporting this scheme in order to raise funds for St Wilfrid’s work. Rather than paying your solicitors’ fee for a new or amended Will, they will ask that you make a donation at your appointment to support our work with terminally-ill local people and their loved ones. We suggest a minimum donation of £100 for a Codicil, £150 for an individual Will or £250 for Mirror Wills (couple), however some participating solicitors’ usual fees will be higher and they may encourage you to use these as a guide for your donation.

Please note: this is not a ‘free Will’ scheme.

For further information about the Make a Will Fortnight scheme please call: 01243 755837 or e-mail: fundraising@stwh.co.uk

You can download a checklist to refer to before your appointment here.

Why do I need a Will?

It’s essential to make plans for the assets you leave behind when you die, however large or small, to ensure your money and possessions go to the people and charities that you care about. A Will is particularly important if you have dependent children and for recording your wishes with regards to any pets and your funeral plans.

A properly made Will provides peace of mind from knowing that you have made it as easy as possible for your family to sort out your estate.

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