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Make A Will That Makes A Difference


Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care is urging people to make a Will that makes a difference during its Make a Will Month, which takes place throughout April.

During April, a selection of local solicitors will be offering to make your Will in return for a donation to Phyllis Tuckwell, giving their time for free to support this important local charity.

Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do as it ensures that, in the event of your death, your wishes are known, and your property and possessions go to the people and causes you care about the most. Having a Will in place also protects your loved ones from the stress of dealing with the financial and legal issues associated with intestacy (dying without a valid Will).

If you already have a Will, it is important to keep it up-to-date, so if you have recently married or divorced, become a parent or grandparent, retired or moved house, or a spouse or relative has died, now is a good time to update it.

During Make a Will Month, you can receive a professional consultation and a new standard or updated Will, in return for a donation to Phyllis Tuckwell. The suggested donation is £250 for a new standard Will, or £350 for mirror Wills. The number of Wills available is limited though, and appointments fill up very quickly, so make sure you book an appointment for April as soon as you can.

“We would like to thank all of the local solicitors who are participating in our Make a Will Month,” said Hannah Robins, Legacy Officer at Phyllis Tuckwell. “Every day we care for over 250 patients, carers and relatives, but with only 20% of our costs covered by the NHS/Government, we need to raise over £20,000 every day to do this.”

A donation of £250 could pay for five days’ supply of oxygen, which is piped to patients’ bedsides on Phyllis Tuckwell’s In-Patient Unit, making their last days more comfortable, and a £350 donation could pay for ten counselling sessions, where patients and relatives can share feelings and emotions, and receive one-to-one support.

The local solicitors who are participating in Make a Will Month are: Bates Solicitors, Hartley Wintney; Baker Law LLP, Farnham; Downs Solicitors, Godalming; Herrington Carmichael LLP, Camberley; Kidd Rapinet, Farnham; MW Solicitors, Guildford; Watson Thomas Solicitors, Fleet and Guildford; Wheelers Solicitors, Ash Vale, Farnborough and Fleet; and Woodford Stauffer, Farnborough.

For more information on Make a Will Month, please contact Hannah Robins on 01252 729446, email hannah.robins@pth.org.uk or visit www.pth.org.uk/makeawillmonth.

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