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Sign up to Make a Will Week and help St Margaret's Somerset Hospice
ST MARGARET'S Hospice’s is encouraging businesses in Somerset to sign up to support its Make a Will Week.
The week is a significant fundraiser for the hospice, which is the largest organisation of its kind in the South-West and has facilities in both Taunton and Yeovil.
The service runs 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and last year there were 3,192 referrals to the charity’s Centralised Referral Service and 13,093 telephone calls.
During Make a Will Week, participating Solicitors give up their time to write or update basic Wills in return for a donation* to St Margaret’s Hospice.
This year there are over 20 solicitors, in 38 offices across the county offering this service to support the hospice.
“Will Week will take place between September 9-13 this year and as spaces are limited, to get your will revisited or written by your local solicitor please book your place now; they can only handle so much at these reduced rates,” said Teresa Wort, corporate fundraiser for the charity.
“This initiative has grown and grown over the years and we are incredible grateful to the solicitors who support this week; this year looks set to raise £26,000, which is a really significant sum of money, all of which goes to helping our staff to look after patients in own homes, in the two inpatient units in Taunton and Yeovil, through out-patient clinics, support groups and day centres; where ever they are needed. None of this would be possible without this sort of support.”
*Suggested donations: Single will: £75, Pair of Mirror wills: £110 and Codicil to update an existing will: £40.
To see the full list of solicitors taking part visit www.st-margaret-hospice.org.uk or call 0845 345 9671.
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