Wills spark 'amazing' support for Hospicecare

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 June 2016

Weston Hospicecare staff with representatives from the firms involved.

Weston Hospicecare staff with representatives from the firms involved.

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Legal firms from across Weston-super-Mare and its villages have raised more than £13,000 for Weston Hospicecare.

The charity’s fifth annual Make Your Will Week saw solicitors accept donations instead of payments for wills during one week earlier this year.

The firms which took part were Powellslaw in Weston, John Hodge Solicitors in Weston and Clevedon, Wards Solicitors in Weston, Worle and Clevedon, Bennetts in Wrington, Holley and Steer in Burnham and Bartlett, Gooding and Weelen in Cheddar.

The week saw 111 wills written, which raised some £13,230 for the hospice.

The money will be used to help fund care for terminally-ill people in Weston and its surrounding area.

The hospice, which is based in Uphill, provides palliative care for people living with life-limiting illnesses.

It costs around £3million a year to run the service, and only 19 per cent of this is funded by the NHS.

Sally Davis is the hospice’s community and events manager.

She said: “The hospice receives amazing support from these firms.

“We are very grateful to all the solicitors who generously gave their time and expertise to support Make Your Will Week, and to those people who took the opportunity to make their wills and who made donations.”

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