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Lawyers celebrate £40,000 record Wills Weeks success
Local lawyers gathered together to celebrate a record £40,391.43 raised from last year’s St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Wills Weeks campaign.
During Wills Week, lawyers take instructions and write Wills for clients in exchange for donations to the hospice rather than their usual fees.
While the main Wills Week campaign launches in June each year, many of the participating firms continue to write Wills throughout the year, giving an extra boost to the money raised for the Hospice.
Nick Duncan, Hospice’s Legacy Officer said:
“Our heartfelt thanks go out to the 16 legal firms whose teams devoted such energy and commitment to the 2018/19 Wills Weeks campaign that, for the second year running, it achieved a record number of Wills written and an unprecedented donation total of £40,391.43.”
“We also need to thank the 238 people who took the opportunity of the Hospice’s Wills Weeks campaign to get their affairs in order and donated so generously towards this record amount.”
Lawyers celebrated their record-breaking donation at the Hospice’s 2nd annual awards evening at the Audi showroom in Bury St Edmunds, where they received a framed certificate recording their contribution towards the Wills Week campaign total. In a more light-hearted vein, Oscar-style trophies known as Wilfreds, were awarded to the legal firms.
The Hospice’s 16th Wills Weeks campaign launches on 3 June 2019.