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Law firms support Make a Will Month

17 April 2018
Yorkshire law firms are supporting Martin House Hospice Care for Children and Young People as it launches its annual Make a Will Month.

More than 30 firms from across the region have signed up to take part in this year’s appeal, which takes place throughout May.

It offers people the chance to make or update a basic will at a lower fee during the month – £60 for a single will and £110 for a pair matching wills – a considerable discount on the normal cost of making a will.

Tom Piercy, individual giving manager at Martin House, said: “Making a will can seem a daunting prospect, or something that is easy to put off. But it means the things which are important to you will be taken care of after you’re gone.

“While there is no obligation to leave a gift to Martin House, we are incredibly grateful for any legacies people choose to leave us, as they will help us to continue to care for families who need our support for generations to come.”

It costs more than £8 million a year to run Martin House, and legacies in wills make up around a quarter of Martin House’s annual voluntary income, meaning it funds one in four children receiving care.

Tom added: “We’d like to thank all the solicitors for taking part in Make a Will Month and supporting Martin House in this way.”

To take advantage of Make a Will Month, you need to make an appointment with a participating solicitor during May, and complete an entitlement voucher.

For more information, go to our Make a Will Month page, email appeal@martinhouse.org.uk or call Tom Piercy on 01937 844569.