Make a will and help raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

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A Preston law firm is urging people to make a will and give a donation to charity at the same time.

Walker Smith Way Legal, based on Cannon Street, has pledged to waiver its will-writing fees in a bid to boost donations to St Catherine’s Hospice as part of the national fundraising initiative Wills Week.

Instead of paying for Walker Smith Way Legal’s services, clients are given the option to make a similar donation to St Catherine’s Hospice. The suggested donation is just £75 while a joint will can be drawn up for £125. It’s also a good opportunity to amend an existing will for £50.

The charity drive starts on Monday, November 10 and runs for a week.

Rachael Waring, wills, trusts and probate solicitor at Walker Smith Way Legal, said: “While many people don’t think about drawing up a will until later on in life, making a Will is the only way to legally control what happens to your money, possessions and property when you die. It’s so important to have one.

“Wills Week is the perfect opportunity to access expert legal services while raising money for such a worthwhile cause.”

St Catherine’s Hospice provides specialist palliative and end of life care to those with life-limiting illnesses. It relies on annual charitable donations of £3.7m to continue to provide its services free of charge. Anyone wishing to donate can contribute via cash, cheque or credit card or by leaving a legacy in their will.