Supporting local children for Make A Will Month.
A Birmingham-based charity that cares for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions is set to benefit from a partnership with solicitors across the region next month.
Selected law firms are taking part in Make a Will Month by offering will-making services free of charge in support of Acorns Children’s Hospice. Individuals taking part will then be invited to make a voluntary donation towards Acorns vital work.
Lindsay Stewart (pictured), Legacy and In Memory Manager at Acorns, said: “Make a Will Month is not only an excellent opportunity for people to start something they may have been putting off, but it’s also a great way to support local children and their families. We rely on fundraising to continue our work caring for children with life limiting and life threatening conditions, so I would encourage as many people to take advantage of this free service.”
While providing the free Will writing process, law firms will give participants the opportunity to donate £80 to Acorns for a basic single will and £130 for a basic joint will, around half the normal price .
Lindsay added: “We understand that writing a will is something many people don’t like to think about but it doesn’t have to be a daunting process. A professionally drawn up will can give you peace of mind that your wishes will be known and acted upon, and that your loved ones will be taken care of. All the solicitors taking part are giving up their time free of charge to help the hospice – we are very grateful for their generous support.”
Acorns offers a network of specialist palliative care and support for babies, children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions, as well as support for their families. It costs the charity nearly £10 million every year to continue providing these services and it relies on the generosity of the public for the majority of this amount.
To find participating solicitors and start the will-making process, visit www.acorns.org.uk/makeawillmonth