Make a Will Month will be taking place in October 2019, giving supporters the chance to make a Will, while raising funds for Arthur Rank Hospice.
Make a Will Month: Arthur Rank Hospice seeks community-minded solicitors who want to make a difference!
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s Make a Will Month returns for a third year in October. Supported by community-focused local solicitors, the Charity is encouraging people to take the important step of making a Will. Participating solicitors donate their time and skills to complete a set number of appointments across the month and instead of the clients paying a fee to the solicitor, they are asked to make an appropriate donation to the Hospice.
Since the scheme first started in 2017, Miller Sands and Thomson Webb and Corfield have generously donated their time to the scheme. A spokesperson from Thomson Webb and Corfield, comments: "We gain access to a lot of potential clients who perhaps otherwise would not have used us. It’s not all about just making Wills: it introduces new clients to other legal services that they might want to have, then or in the future; or a friend might mention that they might like to make a Will and that leads to recommendations. It’s about getting us and our name out there and showing people that we are happy to help.”
Thomson Webb and Corfield also recognise that the scheme is of great benefit to the community they serve. By partnering with the Charity they are able to make a real difference: “We realise how many people have been touched by Arthur Rank Hospice. In fact, many of our, and our colleagues’, relatives have been cared for through its many services. We feel very passionate about supporting this scheme and giving back.”
The Hospice is widening the opportunity to further Solicitors, inviting them to become part of the scheme this Autumn.
If your firm would be interested and you would like to learn more about making a difference to those who need the Hospice’s support and your business, please visit arhc.org.uk/Makeawill or get in touch with Lucy Day (Gifts in Wills Officer, Arthur Rank Hospice): firstname.lastname@example.org or 01223 675881.
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.
We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.
It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.
For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk