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Make a Will and help the Hospice during Wills Weeks

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Make a Will and help the Hospice during Wills Weeks

Making a will could help raise funds, when St Nicholas Hospice Care holds its annual Wills Weeks.

Throughout June, legal advisors across West Suffolk and Thetford offer to write or update wills in return for a donation to the Hospice instead of their usual fee.

Each of the participating law firms nominate one week of the month to be their Wills Week. Anyone without a will, or with one which needs updating, is encouraged to make an appointment.

Nick Duncan, St Nicholas Hospice Care Legacy Officer, said: “We are delighted so many legal advisors are giving their time for free to help the hospice.

“Getting a will drafted protects your family and gives everyone peace of mind. Many people do not realise how the law can badly disadvantage their loved ones in certain circumstances if they don’t leave a will – nor that certain life events can invalidate a previously valid will.”

During Wills Weeks, rather than charging a fee for the service, legal advisors ask for a donation to the hospice, which represents a discount from their usual fee.

“Wills Weeks give the opportunity to make or update a Will and ensure loved ones are looked after as you would wish,” said Nick.

“The donations help the Hospice to continue to offer its vital services to people in the community who need it. We do encourage participants to value the professional advice and expertise of their Wills Weeks legal advisor.”

Nick added that he hoped some people might think about leaving a gift to the Hospice in their will.

“We are extremely grateful for any donations received. We hope that some participants will also think about leaving a gift to the Hospice in their will after they have remembered their loved ones. The Hospice relies heavily on gifts in wills to help keeps its services running,” he said.