Thursday, 01 May 2014

Peace Hospice Care has launched a new campaign called 'Make a Will for Peace of Mind' encouraging the public to take control of their future affairs. It was supported by Wills & Legal Services, one of the country's leading specialists in this field.

The 'Make a Will ' launch is  just one of the activities taking place during 'Dying Matters Awareness Week  on May 12th -18th which aims to encourage the community to take positive steps to 'live well and die well'.

Peace Hospice Care Corporate Fundraising Manager, Lisa Ricketts said 'About 70% of people do not have a Will in place.  By supporting this campaign, you can contribute to the work of Peace Hospice Care whilst also protecting your family'.

She added, 'Working with end of life care we see first-hand the impact a lack of Will can have on an already grieving family, so here's a great opportunity to put your Will in place for a suggested minimum donation of £50 to Peace Hospice Care'. 

During March and April several people took advantage of this offer and made their Wills for a charitable donation of £50.  To date £650 has been raised and two legacies totaling £3,000 have been pledged to Peace Hospice Care.  

Douglas McQuaid, Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals, said 'Without a Will in place you have no say in how your family are cared for after your death, so if this is important to you a properly prepared and up to date will is vital'.

If you would like information about future Make a Will Clinics or you would like to book an appointment please contact Deborah Crockford on 01923 330349 or email her