(Poole Townsend Solicitors, Liz Redmond, Joanne Grisdale & Jamie Williams with St Mary’s Hospice Val Stangoe, Chief Executive and Community Fund Raiser, Elaine Close)
Residents’ of Barrow, Dalton, Ulverston and the surrounding villages showed their support for St Mary’s Hospice by kindly donating £9,700 instead of paying for a Will during Poole Townsend’s Wills 4 Hospice Campaign.
The Wills 4 Hospice Campaign was launched at the end of March and took place throughout the month of April. So great was the demand that the campaign had to be extended to cater for the high demand.
Instead of paying Poole Townsend for a Will, clients were asked to make a voluntary donation to St Mary’s Hospice. In total, over 100 Wills were draw up during the campaign, amounting to £9,700 being raised.
Jamie Williams, Solicitor, Poole Townsend comments: “It is staggering but not surprising that so many people in our area didn’t have a Will. The majority of people we saw during the campaign had never had a Will before.
“I cannot stress enough the importance of having a properly drawn up Will. A straight forward Will is not as expensive as you may think and for peace of mind you need to be sure you have everything in place to pass onto your children and loved ones”.
Liz Redmond, Solicitor, Poole Townsend, adds: “We were very happy to support such a worthwhile local charity. Instead of paying our fee, we suggested an appropriate level of donation to clients and we were astounded with the generosity that was shown”.
Although the campaign has now finished, if you need to make a Will, turn to Poole Townsend’s team of specialist solicitors to help put your affairs in order.
To book an appointment, please call Poole Townsend on: (01229) 811811.