A number of Dacorum solicitors are offering their services for free or at a discount to support Make A Will Month.
This March people are being encouraged to make their wills and take advantage of a special scheme which enables them to donate their legal fees to worthy borough cause the Hospice of St Francis.
Five legal firms will help people with their wills in return for a donation to support the work of the hospice, which provides palliative care for people across Herts.
Heidi Murphy of KK Law in Bridge Street, Hemel Hempstead, said: “More than two-thirds of people in the UK don’t have a will. “Some don’t like trying to decide who gets what, others think it’s something that people have to do in old age, some don’t like the paperwork but, for a lot of people, it is too thought-provoking and sad.
“We recognise these concerns and it’s our job to make the process as quick, easy and straightforward as possible for our clients, leaving them with a signed will and the reassurance that their future wishes and assets are safeguarded for friends and family.”
Last year 39 people took advantage of Make a Will month and the hospice received £5,650 in donations.
St Francis trust and major income manager Kate Rogers said: “Make a Will month encourages people to make a will in return for a donation to the hospice.
“It’s not about leaving all your money to us but, of course, any gift to help fund our work is a lovely way of helping others from your local community in the future.”
KK Law can be contacted on 01442 216755 and Witts Moloney in Hemel Hempstead on 01442 219394 are also taking part. Solicitors contributing in Berkhamsted are Austins, Penny and Thorne on 01442 872141, Harrowell & Atkins on 01442 865671 and Sumner & Tabor on 01442 872311.
Visit www.stfrancis.org.uk/MAW for more.
For a lot of people, making a will is too thought-provoking and sad. We recognise these concerns.Heidi Murphy, KK Law