Make a Will this May
22 March 2016
This May, Martin House is partnering with solicitors across the region to invite members of the public to make or change their Will at a discounted rate.
The hospice’s Make a Will Month initiative, which has been running since 2013, offers members of the public the chance to have their basic Will written for just £60 or a pair of basic matching (mirror) Wills written for just £110 – a considerable discount on the usual price (prices include VAT). Solicitors taking part in West Yorkshire include Blacks, HartLaw, Hartley & Worstenholme, hlw Keeble Hawson, Ison Harrison, Pudsey Legal, Schofield Sweeney, Switalskis, Steel & Switalskis, and Ware & Kay.
Director of Fundraising at Martin House, Jodie Shepherd, explains: “Whilst we don’t always like to think about what might happen when we die, making a Will is a vital step in ensuring the people and things we care about are taken care of after we are gone.
“Many people consider themselves too young to make a Will, or think they have nothing to leave, but this important process can protect your assets, avoid disputes, save on inheritance tax, and, most importantly, ensure that your property and savings go to the people and causes you care about.
“Making a Will is also a good opportunity to think about how you might consider continuing to support your favourite charities. Though you are under no obligation to leave a gift in your Will, a legacy to Martin House could enable us to provide care and support for future generations of children and young people in your area who have life-limiting conditions.”
Members of the public can take part in Make a Will Month throughout May by making an appointment with one of the participating solicitors and completing an entitlement voucher. Further information can also be found on the website or by visiting any of Martin House’s high street shops.