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Preston solicitors join wills campaign for hospice

Posted on - 10th October, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Lostock Hall, Preston News
Wills Week is begin backed by a number of Preston solicitors
Wills Week is begin backed by a number of Preston solicitors

A number of solicitors across Preston are joining together to help St Catherine’s Hospice.

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More than 200 people benefited from the campaign last year which sees solicitors wave their will-writing fees in return for a donation to the hospice.

Wills Week raised enough money last year to cover the cost of a nurse on the hospice’s inpatient unit for a year.

Director of community and income for St Catherine’s Lorraine Charlesworth said: “Wills Week is a very meaningful initiative for us; it not only raises vital funds to help us deliver our specialist palliative care, but also provides an opportunity to raise awareness amongst our supporters about the importance and benefits of making a will and planning for the end of life.

“Those making a will during Wills Week can get the job done at a discounted rate; enjoy the satisfaction of supporting a worthy local cause; and have peace of mind in knowing that their wishes are formally recorded and their affairs are taken care of.

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“We’re very grateful to all of the solicitors taking part, and would urge anyone who hasn’t written a will yet to get in touch and take advantage of this unique opportunity.”

Read more: Tributes paid to St Catherine’s Hospice fundraiser

Solicitors taking part include Birchall Blackburn Law, Forbes, Harrison Drury, John Whittle Robinson, Marsden Rawsthorn, Roebucks, Vinents and Worralls Solicitors.

Wills Week runs from Monday 13 November to Friday 17 November and places fill up fast so anyone interested should visit the St Catherine’s website or call 01772629171.

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