Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care teams up with North Herts and Stevenage solicitors for Make a Will Week

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland, Stevenage mayor Councillor John Lloyd and Lisa Seccombe from Garden House Hospice Care.

Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland, Stevenage mayor Councillor John Lloyd and Lisa Seccombe from Garden House Hospice Care.

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Solicitors are set to spend a week waiving fees for making wills, with the money going to Letchworth-based Garden House Hospice Care instead.

Hospice trustee Eleanor Cooke, top left, and hospice development manager Katy Terry, bottom left, with some of the participating solicitors. Hospice trustee Eleanor Cooke, top left, and hospice development manager Katy Terry, bottom left, with some of the participating solicitors.

The initiative, from March 20 to 24, is part of the annual Make a Will Week, which raised £8,000 in 2015 – and solicitors across North Herts and Stevenage are taking part.

The firms taking part are BBW of Letchworth and Stevenage, Tollers of Stevenage, Friis and Radstone of Letchworth and Stevenage, Heckford Norton of Stevenage, HRJ Foreman Laws of Hitchin, Ross Williams of Hitchin and Penn Sassoli of Royston.

Hospice development manager Katy Terry said: “Thanks to all the participating solicitors for giving people this fantastic opportunity to get an affordable, professional will written while supporting local patients and families who are facing a life-limiting illness.”

Those supporting the campaign include Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland, who urged anyone without a will to contact one of the participating firms.

He said: “Leaving a will ensures there is no doubt that your final wishes are in place. This campaign is kindly supported by solicitors giving up their time in aid of Garden House Hospice Care for a very reasonable suggested donation.

“So please if you need to make a will or need to make an adjustment to a current will, call to make an appointment now.

“All donation proceeds support an amazing charity caring for our local community.”

Basic wills are offered for a suggested minimum donation of £100, with a pair of basic mirror wills for £150. More complicated wills need to be discussed case by case and may incur additional costs. Updates to existing wills are also possible.

To find out more see ghhospicecare.org.uk/wills.

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