Solicitors donate £18k to Weston Hospicecare

PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 May 2018

Representatives of the seven firms with their Make Your Will Week certificates, joined by the Anita Wiegel-Lloyd and hospice chief executive Paul Winspear. Picture: Simon Angear.

Representatives of the seven firms with their Make Your Will Week certificates, joined by the Anita Wiegel-Lloyd and hospice chief executive Paul Winspear. Picture: Simon Angear.

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Solicitors have raised more than £18,000 for Weston Hospicecare by taking part in Make Your Will Week.

Eleven branches from seven Somerset legal firms took part in the initiative in February to raise money for the Uphill-based charity.

The scheme sees solicitors waive their usual fees for drawing up wills in return for clients making a donation to Weston Hospicecare.

A record number of people took advantage of the scheme this year and experts drew up 160 wills in total.

The hospice’s trusts, legacies and lottery fundraiser, Anita Wiegel-Lloyd, said: “We are so grateful to the solicitors for giving up their valuable time to support Weston Hospicecare.

“Make Your Will Week will return in February 2019, and we hope to see even more people taking advantage of the opportunity it offers.”

The hospice provides medical care and support for people with life-limiting conditions and their families.

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