Free will offer to Sutton people

Senior Nurse Ruth Abell is thanking people in anticipation of voluntary donations for a free will

Town solicitors’ offer can support St Giles Hospice in ‘Make Your Will Fortnight’

Sutton Coldfield people will be able to get their Wills expertly written in return for a donation to St Giles Hospice in a campaign supported by local solicitors this month (October).

Enoch Evans and Woollastons Solicitors in the town are taking part in ‘Make Your Will Fortnight’, which is being run by the hospice between 18th-31st October, 2021.

During those two weeks, the solicitors will donate their time and expertise for free to help clients make a new Will or update their existing Will. All clients have to do is make a suggested minimum donation to St Giles Hospice of £100 for a Simple Will or £150 for a Mirror Will (a pair of Wills for couples who want to mirror each other’s wishes).

Wills typically cost £150-£250 for a single Will and even more for a Mirror Will, so ‘Make Your Will Fortnight’ offers people the chance to write or update their Wills for less while supporting their local hospice.

Enoch Evans, are based at 5 Emmanuel Court, 2 Mill Street, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1TJ. (Tel: 0121 355 2336).

Woollastons Solicitors, are based at 331 Jockey Road, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 5XE. (Tel: 0121 355 5516) and 64 Walsall Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B74 4QY. (Tel: 0121 308 4030).

All of the donations from the campaign will help fund care for local people living with a terminal illness and their families.

St Giles Hospice will benefit from the will writing

Elinor Eustace, Income Generation Director at St Giles Hospice, said: “Have you been meaning to write your Will but keep putting it off? We are here to make things easy for you. 

“By having your Will written in return for a donation to St Giles you can save yourself money and have the peace of mind of knowing that you are protecting the future of your loved ones – while protecting the future of your local hospice as well. 

“Writing a Will ensures that your family know what your wishes are, about your plans for your belongings and about funeral arrangements if you choose to include them. It can spare your loved ones from having to make important or complicated decisions at a distressing time.

“We’re immensely grateful to all of the solicitors who take part in ‘Make Your Will Fortnight’ for their support and expertise. Appointments are limited and are on a first come, first served basis, so please get in touch soon to make sure you don’t miss out.”

Anyone wanting to take part in the scheme should call the participating solicitor of their choice and quote ‘St Giles Hospice’ when they make their appointment.

Michael Lillywhite, Director, of Jennings Perks Solicitors, one of the firms taking part in the scheme, said: “When I was approached about participating in St Giles Hospice’s ‘Make Your Will Fortnight’, there was no hesitation on my part to lend my assistance.

“Having witnessed first-hand the brilliant work that they undertake and the services that they provide during horrendous times in people’s lives, I cannot speak highly enough of the charity and would actively encourage anyone thinking about making their Will to use this opportunity to make a donation to the charity to ensure that their work can continue.”

For more information about St Giles Hospice’s ‘Make Your Will Fortnight’, or to take part in the scheme, please visit www.stgileshospice.com/makeyourwill

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