Longton vicar urges support for St Catherine’s Hospice Wills Week

Posted on - 5th November, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, Preston News, Walton-le-Dale
Reverend Peter Taylor at the hospice

Reverend Peter Taylor at the hospice

A Longton man has been speaking of how his wife’s death was the trigger for him setting up a will.


Reverend Peter Taylor, who is a trustee at St Catherine’s Hospice, is urging people to ensure their affairs are in order during Wills Week.

The week sees a number of Lancashire law firms donate their fee to the hospice if someone takes out a will with them.

Rev Peter, a father of three and grandfather of six, said: Rev. Peter, a father of three and grandfather-of-six from Longton, said: “I had been thinking about writing a will for a number of years but had never got around to it. After Suzanne died I knew I had to stop just thinking about it, and actually get it done. I knew St Catherine’s ran Wills Week so it made sense to do it then.

“I was very conscious that I want things to be as straightforward as possible for my family when that time comes. I know from my experiences in my parish in Euxton that for people who are bereaved, it is much easier for the family if they know what mum, dad, husband, wife, wanted, and can make the arrangements accordingly. It’s why I’ve also put some details about my funeral plans into my will, so that they don’t have to wonder and worry if

“Now not only do I have peace of mind that everything is in place, but I’ve also helped to support the on-going work of the hospice through my donation. I’ve been involved with St Catherine’s since the beginning and have served as a trustee for 20 years, so I know how much it depends on donations and fundraising to be able to deliver its vital services.

Senior fundraiser at the hospice, Lynne Whittaker, said: “We are extremely grateful to all the solicitors for giving up their skills and expertise to support St Catherine’s.”

The Wills Week runs from Monday 9 November to Saturday 14 November.

To make an appointment for Wills Week you need to visit the St Catherine’s Hospice website or call 01772 629 171.

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