Make your will and help hospice
PICKING up the phone is the hardest bit of making a will, says one Macclesfield solicitor.
Kirsten Boardman of Thorneycroft solicitors is unsure why around two-thirds of people do not get around to writing a will but hopes many more will take advantage of next week’s Will Week, which will raise money for East Cheshire Hospice.
Kirsten, 30, is one of 15 solicitors who are waiving their fees to help support this fundraising venture which last year raised £12,000 for the hospice.
“Maybe it’s the psychology about facing our own mortality or maybe it’s because so many people have misconceptions that it’s all going to work out fine without a piece of paper,” she says.
“But with today’s often complicated family circumstances, it’s really important that a will is made.
“Even for those who think they have basic estate arrangements, a will can be a useful support for family and friends by including further information such as funeral arrangements or charity donations.”
Kirsten and the other solicitors from the Macclesfield, Buxton, Poynton, Congleton, Knutsford, Stockport, Disley, Wilmslow and Sandbach areas will be carrying out the work for free and asking for donations instead to be given to the hospice.
Suggested donations are £90 for a single will; £135 for a pair of mirror wills and £40 to update an existing will.
A full list of all the participating solicitors and contact details can be found online along with some helpful information on legacies and gift-making eastcheshirehospice.org. uk/willweek
Will Week is sponsored by Peaks and Plains Housing Association in Macclesfield.