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10 March 2014

Make A Will, Make A Hospice Patients Life Easier, Make A Difference!

Make a will, make a hospice patients life easier, make a difference!

Northern Ireland Hospice’s “Make a Will Fortnight” will be taking place from 17th - 31st March and will involve local solicitors firms from across Northern Ireland, 

Those solicitor firms taking part will not be charging  a fee for their will making service but rather they will be encouraging clients to make a discretionary donation to the Northern Ireland Hospice. 

The suggested donations are:

·       £80 for a basic single will,

·       £125 for a pair of basic mirror wills and

·       £30 for an amendment to your will (a codicil).

Making a will is something which we should all do in our lifetime and now members of the public have an opportunity to make a significant cost saving whilst raising money and making a real difference to the life of a hospice patient. For example by donating £30 you will enable the Hospice to fund one hour of specialist nursing care. 

There is no obligation to make a donation to Northern Ireland Hospice in your will but if you take advantage of this opportunity and choose to do so, it will be really appreciated.

Commenting on ‘Making A Will Fortnight’, ’Richard Palmer, President of the Law Society said:

“The Law Society is very supportive of “Make a Will Fortnight” and we will be encouraging our members to participate and members of the public to make a will.

All sorts of problems can arise if someone dies without leaving a suitable will. Therefore making a will can be one of the most important steps that can protect and provide for your family and loved ones. 

If the unthinkable happens and you pass away without having an up-to-date will your loved ones may face further heartache as they will have no choice over the division of your belongings and your estate would be distributed according to current legislation. 

However, by availing of the free solicitor’s advice during this Make a Will Fortnight, you can help ensure that your final wishes are carried out whilst helping to ensure the availability of future hospice care to people here whenever and wherever they need it”.

For further information, please contact Sharon Gorman on 028 9078 1836 or e mail sharon.gorman@nihospice.org