SEPTEMBER marks St. Luke’s Hospice’s annual ‘Make a Will Month’ campaign, where participating solicitors generously provide their Will writing expertise for free in exchange for a donation to St. Luke’s Hospice. The Hospice, based in Basildon, provides compassionate, end of life care to local people.
Participating solicitors will offer the opportunity to make or update a simple single Will or a pair of simple mirror Wills throughout September as part of Make a Will Month. Due to the current pandemic, appointments can take place virtually over the phone or video conferencing.
Sarah Stoddart, organiser of the Make a Will Month campaign, explains the importance of having an up to date Will: “Ensuring your Will is up to date helps give you peace of mind and security for your loved ones. There is no obligation to do so, but making or updating your Will is also a great opportunity for you to remember the charities you care about, like St. Luke’s Hospice, by including a gift in your Will.”
Below is a list of participating solicitors along with their contact details.
Birkett Long Solicitors (Basildon and Chelmsford)
Emma Clarke, 01245 453833
Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitors (Billericay)
Anastasia Packman / Rachael Fleet, 01277 623132
Hillman Legal Partnerships Ltd
Rebekah Hillman / Nick Pilides, 0208 3403102
Hattens Solicitors (Grays)
Kelly Dulieu, 01375 374851
People are encouraged to book their appointment with their chosen firm directly. Sarah adds: “Please don’t forget to reference St. Luke’s Hospice when you make your appointment.”
From 1st September, the Hospice will have an up to date l list of participating solicitors on their website (www.stlukeshospice.com/make-a-will-month) and will also contain a downloadable Will Planner to use as preparation before appointments.
There is a suggested donation amount of £100 for a single Will, £175 for a mirror Will and £50 for a codicil that can be made to St. Luke’s Hospice.
For more details about this campaign please visit www.stlukeshospice.com/make-a-will-month or if you have any questions please contact the St. Luke’s Hospice Fundraising team on firstname.lastname@example.org.