Solicitors supporting St Ann’s Hospice Will Week campaign

St Ann’s fundraisers Sam O’Reilly and Fran Schofield

St Ann’s Hospice is calling on people to get their affairs in order this March and help raise vital funds to support patients across Greater Manchester.

The St Ann’s Hospice Will Week is an annual campaign that sees dozens of  solicitors giving their time for free to help people make their will.

Instead of charging their usual fee, they are suggesting that supporters make a donation to the hospice.

Margaret Poole, a volunteer at St Ann’s, updated her will during the campaign last year.

She says: “I’d been putting off changing my Will, like most people it just wasn’t something I wanted to think about.

“I had already made one, but after some changes in my family circumstances, I needed to update it.

“Seeing the leaflets for the St Ann’s Will Week prompted me to take part – it allowed me to make the changes I needed while supporting St Ann’s with a donation.

“I saw a solicitor who was local to me, they were really good and it was an easy process.

“To anyone who hasn’t made or recently updated their will, I’d say you’ve got to think about these things.

“It’s not for you, it’s for those who you leave behind so you don’t leave them in a mess. It’s easy to let years go by, but it really is something everyone needs to think about.”

The St Ann’s Hospice Will Week is from March 11-15. To register to take part or for more information, please call the hospice on 0161 498 3631 or visit their website.