Matlock solicitors are supporting Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People by taking part in its Make a Will Month.
During Rainbows Make a Will Month, solicitors in Matlock will provide a discounted advice service on how to leave a gift which will help the Hospice to provide palliative care to children with life-limited illnesses for years to come.
Potter & Co, in Dale Road, and Andrew Macbeth Cash & Co, in St John’s Street, Wirksworth, have pledged their support to the scheme, which will offer over 50% discount on simple Wills and Will amendments throughout May.
The care of one in eight children at Rainbows is funded through gifts in Wills. If every Rainbows supporter left £100 in their Will it would add up to more than £4million, enough to run the Midlands-based Hospice for a whole year.
Chris Loeber, Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate at Andrew Macbeth Cash & Co, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Rainbows’ Make a Will Month. Many of us don’t like to think about making a will but it is really important to do so. By taking part in this scheme, we are not just working with people to ensure their loved ones will be cared for, we are also ensuring a lasting legacy is left to children in the East Midlands who benefit from the services Rainbows provides.
“If you already have a Will, it is important to make sure it is up to date. There are cases out there where people neglect their Will and sadly when someone dies, the people who should benefit, don’t. We can also update Wills as part of this scheme.”
Last year, more than 100 people took part in the scheme. Patricia Brookes, director of fundraising at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, said: “We are really pleased to have the continued support from Potter & Co and Andrew Macbeth Cash & Co, and thank them for their kind gesture. Less than half of the UK population has a Will and by making one and leaving a donation to Rainbows, you will help us to run our hospice which provides such a vital service to so many children and their families in the East Midlands.”
For more information on how you can support Rainbows Make a Will Month and to find a discounted solicitor, contact Patricia Brookes on 01509 638000 or visit www.rainbows.co.uk/wills