Make A Will Fortnight 2019

Take part in St Wilfrid’s Hospice Make A Will Fortnight scheme and have your Will written or amended by a local solicitor firm without charge. Read more 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.

By taking part in St Wilfrid’s Hospice Make A Will Fortnight your Will can be written, or amended, without fees and instead you will be asked to make a donation to St Wilfrid’s at the time of your appointment.


With the purchase of our new home, it made sense to write our Wills and 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!”

Vicky and James
Make A Will Fortnight participants

What is Make a Will Fortnight?

Several local solicitors 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*

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 755827 or e-mail:

Participating Firms

Helen Gagan Solicitors

Felpham Chambers
60 Felpham Road, Felpham
PO22 7NZ
Tel: 01243 867330
Contact: Helen Gagan

Hobbs Law LLP

21 Tennyson Road
PO21 2SB
Tel: 01243 888295
Contact: Louise Hobbs

SMR Solicitors

1 The Precinct
West Meads
PO21 5SB
Tel: 01243 860323
Contact: Crystal Clark

Anderson Rowntree

Avenue House
PO19 1ES
Tel: 01243 787899
Contact: Laura Colville

George Ide LLP

52 North Street
PO19 1NQ
Tel: 01243 786668
Contact: Ursula Watt, Jan Conrad and Leanne McGauley

Irwin Mitchell

Thomas Eggar House
Friary Lane
PO19 1UF
Tel: 01243 786111
Contact: Judy Watson, Ruth Wallis and Catherine Angel

SMR Solicitors

50 Westgate
PO19 3HE
Tel: 01243 780211
Contact: Greg Woods

The Owen Kenny Partnership

All appoints are filled at Owen Kenny, please try another firm at this time.

Market Street
PO19 1JR
Tel: 01243 532777
Contact: Emily Allchurch, Julie Jones, Michael Wells, Rachel Cook and Sophie Ruthven-Murray

SMR Solicitors 

1 Shore Road
PO20 8DY
Tel: 01243 671782
Contact: Caroline Barnes

Addison Law

8 North Street
PO10 7DD
Tel: 01243 372306
Contact: Christopher Halliwell and Alexandra Mullen

SMR Solicitors  

87 High Street
PO20 0QW
Tel: 01243 602832
Contact: Matthew Field and Elizabeth Osmend

'The ‘Make a Will Fortnight’ is an excellent opportunity to support the invaluable work St Wilfrid’s Hospice provides whilst gaining the benefit of a professionally drafted Will. All the staff at George Ide LLP feel privileged to support our local hospice.' -Ursula Watt, George Ide LLP