Make A Will Fortnight 2020

St Wilfrid’s Hospices’ popular Make A Will Fortnight scheme returned 5-12 October, encouraging people to make or amend their will in return for a donation.

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.

Appointments are now available from 9 firms across the county, and must be secured in advance with early booking advised.

Participating local solicitors generously donate their time, and instead of charging a fee, they ask clients to consider making a donation to the Hospice.

Chief Executive for St Wilfrid’s Hospice Alison Moorey said, “We are extremely grateful for all the donations left in wills for St Wilfrid’s, they are such a powerful way to do something enduring for your community.

They represent as much as a quarter of all our income each year, so a huge thank you from everyone here at St Wilfrid’s for all the thousands of patients and their loved ones these wills have helped support.”

A Will is essential in ensuring that your estate is allocated to the people and charities that you care about and particularly important if you have dependent children or pets.

Previous participants Vicky and James said, “With the purchase of our new home, it made sense to write our Wills and it gave us security in knowing that our wishes have been recorded. It was a simple process and we were delighted to support the vital work of St Wilfrid’s!”

A list of participating solicitors can be found on the Hospice’s website at or for further information email or call 01243 755837.

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