Discounted wills to support Birmingham families

John Taylor Hospice's IPU team

Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice has teamed up with solicitors to offer discounted will-writing services throughout the month of September.

The offer is part of an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of wills and encourage people to prepare for the future.

“Without a will to follow, the law decides how a person’s estate is passed on – usually to another next of kin,” said Kerry McGrath, personal investment manager at John Taylor Hospice.

“Making a will gives you peace of mind that everything will happen according to your wishes after your death and can relieve a lot of worry and tension from all those involved at what is already a difficult time.”

To help Birmingham families, four firms of solicitors – Benson Williams, DBS Law Ltd, Woolastons Solicitors and Robert Shaw & Co – are offering standard wills for £60.

“A will drafted by a solicitor can cost £150 or more,” continued Kerry. “John Taylor Hospice welcomes those who have yet to make a will to consider doing so this September.

“Half of the £60 fee charged by the solicitors will then be gifted to the hospice to help provide care to more than 600 families at the hospice and out in local communities.”

The hospice supports the campaign, Remember a Charity, which also runs in September and aims to inspire people to think about leaving a charitable gift after taking care of family and friends.

“Legacies are a vital part of the fundraising that takes place at John Taylor Hospice,” explained Kerry. “And you don’t have to be wealthy to make a difference to someone at the end of their life. By leaving us a gift of any size in your will, your legacy will be helping us to care for local people for generations to come.”

For more information visit www.johntaylorhospice.org.uk or call Kerry on 0121 465 2000.