Free advice for people on how to make and leave a will has raised almost £1,500 for a Wyre Forest hospice.
Experts from Kidderminster law firm mfg Solicitors donated their time to offer free Will writing for the public with people who made wills giving a voluntary donation to the town’s Kemp Hospice.
The money has gone to the Mason Road-based hospice, which provides expert end of life care ranging from symptom control to complementary therapy and care at home.
The initiative saw experts from the firm’s Private Client division offering advice on 26 wills to local people.
Tracy Ashby, an associate at the Kidderminster firm, said: “Kemp Hospice is an amazing charity that does an enormous amount of work for patients and their families.
“It cares for people at their most vulnerable and makes sure their loved ones have as much support as possible to cope with what is happening.
“Making a Will is so important to ensure that your wishes are complied with after death. It avoids adding to the already enormous heartache that comes from losing a relative.”
Ele Millward, Community Fundraiser from Kemp Hospice, added: “We are very grateful to everyone at mfg for their continued support.
“Businesses like mfg make an enormous contribution towards our running costs. And thanks to their free advice and help in making Wills there are now 26 more people who have now set out their own wishes.”
Kemp Hospice provides specialist care for people affected by life limiting illness and gives support to those who have been bereaved in the Wyre Forest and surrounding areas. They help ensure patients are treated with dignity, and are given choices about their care and we enable them to access services to improve their quality of life.
In the 12 months the Hospice supported 841 adults and children in the Wyre Forest. All care is given free of charge and therefore the kindness and generosity of the local community is absolutely vital in ensuring our services can continue.
Just 20 per cent of its funding is from the NHS, the rest, £940,000 a year relies mainly on fundraising and voluntary donations.