The Hospice of the Good Shepherd is encouraging local people to start the New Year by making a Will to get their affairs in order during a special fundraising initiative.
The Hospice is hosting a series of Will Clinics on 15th February, 15th March and 11th April which will be held at the Hospice. Established local solicitor, Oliver & Co, will waive their fees in exchange for a donation towards Hospice patient care.
Hospice volunteer Kim Huby, is backing the fundraiser after making a Will during the initiative last year.
She said: “I decided it was about time I made a Will, and anything I can do for the hospice I will, so it was an added bonus that they benefitted from it too. The process was very easy, you just make your appointment. You’ve no work to do, and making a Will is so important.” Kim has been a volunteer at Hospice of the Good Shepherd for the past 3 years, since her mum and dad spent their last days there. Kim added: “The Hospice makes such a difficult time bearable and I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for me and my family.”
Donations from the Make a Will clinic go directly to supporting patients and their families and are taken at the time of making a Will. Suggested minimum donations are £80 for single Will, £150 for a pair of mirror Wills.
Caroline Siddall, Director of Income Generation at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, said: “Letting your family and friends know your wishes is vitally important, but it’s something many people put off. Making a Will is a common New Year resolution, so there’s no better time to make it happen. The suggested minimum donations are significantly less than the average costs of making a Will, but anything extra that people are able to give will help us continue our care at the hospice. We’re very grateful to Oliver & Co who continue to support this initiative.”
To book an appointment please call 01244 851 811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospice of the Good Shepherd provides specialist care for anyone in Chester, West Cheshire and Deeside affected by a life-limiting illness. As well as 12 beds for inpatient care it also provides support through its Living Well Centre and offers bereavement counselling and complementary therapies to many of its patients and their carers. The hospice has to raise £4m a year, yet less than 25% of its funding is received from the NHS.