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St Catherine’s Hospice sees donation from law firm thanks to Wills Week

Posted on - 6th March, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, News
Michelle Fairhurst, Sarah McIntyre, Rosemary Johns, Rebecca Minto from Birchall Blackburn Law, Lynne Whittaker, St Catherine’s Hospice, Elaine Roberts, Birchall Blackburn Law

Michelle Fairhurst, Sarah McIntyre, Rosemary Johns, Rebecca Minto from Birchall Blackburn Law, Lynne Whittaker, St Catherine’s Hospice, Elaine Roberts, Birchall Blackburn Law

More than £5,000 has been raised for a Preston hospice thanks to those writing their will.

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Birchall Blackburn Law waived their will-writing fees for a week for 50 customers and the money was donated to St Catherine’s Hospice.

Cathy Maccracken, partner at Birchall Blackburn Law said: “St Catherine’s Hospice is a cause close to so many people’s hearts and a charity we are delighted to support. Once again Wills Week was very well supported and gave people the opportunity to sort out their Will and support a much-loved charity at the same time.

“All of the money raised throughout the week will go directly to St Catherine’s to help it continue the vital work it does.”

Lynne Whittaker, senior fundraiser and Wills Week organiser at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “The commitment Birchall Blackburn Law has shown to our Wills Week in recent years has been fantastic.

“The week is a great example of how people can use their own expert skills and precious time to really make a difference to local people. Not only are the funds raised so important to St Catherine’s – helping us to continue delivering our specialised care – the initiative means there are many more people in the Central Lancashire area who now have an up to date Will. This will ensure their wishes are carried out, and helps to reduce the stress for loved ones at an already extremely difficult time.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to Birchall Blackburn Law for its significant contribution to Wills Week and on-going help with our monthly drop-in legal clinics held at The Mill in St Catherine’s Park, which provide useful advice on a whole range of issues.”

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