East Lancashire Hospice

Announcing Will Week 2022

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We are delighted to announce that we have once again teamed up with some of the leading solicitors from across Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley to bring Will Week to our local community from Monday 24th to Friday 28th January 2022. 

Participating solicitors include: AWH Solicitors (Blackburn), Bury’s Solicitors (Clitheroe), Farleys Solicitors (Blackburn & Accrington), Forbes Solicitors (Preston), Harrison Drury Solicitors (Clitheroe), Leech & Co Solicitors (Darwen),  Watson Ramsbottom (Accrington, Blackburn, Darwen and Great Harwood).

As part of Will Week, local solicitors kindly donate their time and expertise to support the hospice. In return for a donation to the hospice, you can have your Will written and the solicitor will waive their usual fees.  The suggested donation is £100 & VAT for a Standard Will and £175 & VAT for a mirrored will and every penny comes directly to East Lancashire Hospice and will be going towards patient care.

To take advantage of this service, all you have to do is choose from the list of participating solicitors and book an appointment between Monday 24th and Friday 28th January 2022.  Please note that appointments do not have to take place during this period, you simply have to book your appointment during this time. 

A will is an incredibly important document that everybody should have irrespective of your age or health.­  If you’ve delayed writing your will, now is the perfect opportunity to put your affairs in order for your own peace of mind.  By making a will, you can let your family and friends know your personal preferences such as arrangements for your children or details for your funeral.

Stuart Maher, Director and Head of Wills and Care Fee Planning Team at Watson Ramsbottom said:

“We are delighted to be involved with the Hospice’s Will Week once again in 2022, continuing on the success of this scheme in many previous years.

Watson Ramsbottom have long been committed to giving back to the community where we can, and supporting Will Week for the Hospice is an ideal opportunity for us to use our abilities to do just this. We know of the great work East Lancashire Hospice do and the positive impact the care and support they provide has for local people and their families at times of their greatest need.

We are looking forward to being involved again this year and hope that many more people can take advantage of the scheme to raise valuable funds for the Hospice.

Siobhan Cribbin, Head of Wills and Probate at AWH Solicitors incorporating Roebucks, said: “We are proud to have supported ‘Make a Will week’ for many years now”.

“We are looking forward to hopefully helping more people who can take advantage of the scheme later this month to help raise much needed funds for the hospice”.

“I believe in making will writing as accessible and easy as possible for everyone. I believe every adult should have a will, however many people put it off not realising the stress and heartache it can cause those who are left behind if they die without a will in place”.

Becci Haffner, Solicitor at Harrison Drury said “We’re proud to help the East Lancashire Hospice and the incredible work they do within the local community; caring for patients and supporting their families during difficult times. It is a charity that is close to our hearts and as a firm we are strong believers in giving back to the communities that we operate in”

Katie Elliott, Fundraising and Marketing Lead for East Lancashire Hospice added “Will Week is a particularly important event on our calendar and we are extremely grateful as always to the amazing group of solicitors who so generously donate their time to us for this purpose.  The monies raised from this event all go directly towards helping our patients to make the most of life through the provision of care both at the hospice and out in the local community and this support is very much appreciated by us all here at the hospice”.   

For further information, please visit our website eastla­nc­shos­pice.­org.­uk/­will-week-2022

Appointments will book up quickly and so to avoid disap­­po­­in­­tment we recommend making your booking as soon as possible.­  Please note that all appointments will adhere to current Covid-19 Government Guidelines, however each solicitor’s office may have a different way of working and seeing clients at this time. Make sure you check with your chosen solicitor and understand their social distancing policies.

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