Verisona Law are joining together with a leading local charity in June to encourage people to get their affairs in order by making their wills. During Rowans Hospice’s Make-a-Will Fortnight 2018, which runs between Monday 4th and Friday 15th June, we have agreed to waive our fees for writing simple wills in return for donations to the Hospice, which helps people with life-limiting illnesses in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.
Last year the scheme raised almost £10,000 for the Purbrook-based charity.
“Your will is the most important document you can write” says Julian Thomas, Head of Legacy and Trust Giving at Rowans Hospice. “One-third of people over 55 do not have a will. As a consequence, when they die, their property and assets such as savings may not be passed on to their loved ones as they might hope and expect. This can create confusion and distress at a time when people are already coping with loss.”
“We would always recommend people to take professional advice when drawing up their will, which is why we are delighted that 14 local solicitors and will-writers are making their services available to help their community – and the Hospice.”
To take advantage of this scheme, simply contact us to make an appointment between 4th and 15th June inclusive (Monday to Friday). We will make no charge; instead, participants will be asked to bring a donation to Rowans Hospice. The suggested donations are £150 for a single will and £235 for a joint will.
“There is no obligation to remember the Hospice in any will that is written” says Julian, “but this is a very effective way to help us maintain and develop our services into the future: it is very humbling that almost one-quarter of our income comes from people who have remembered us in their wills.”