Making a will can make a difference...

The Hospice's Kate Rogers urges people to support Make a Will Month
The Hospice's Kate Rogers urges people to support Make a Will Month

People in Dacorum are being encouraged to make a will during March in a special scheme which enables them to donate their legal fees to Berkhamsted’s Hospice of St Francis.

Solicitors across Herts, Bucks and Beds are taking part in the hospice’s Make a Will Month, offering their standard will writing service free or for a reduced fee, in return for a donation to the hospice.

Solicitor Heidi Murphy, from KK Law in Hemel, said: “More than two thirds of people in the UK don’t have a will.

“Some don’t like trying to decide who gets what, others think it’s something that people have to do in old age, some don’t like the paperwork, but for a lot of people it is too thought provoking and sad.

“We recognise these concerns and it’s our job to make the process as quick, easy and straightforward as possible for our clients, leaving them with a signed will and the reassurance that their future wishes and assets are safeguarded for family and friends.

“Having a will gives you peace of mind that your estate will be distributed in accordance with your wishes, whether that is to family members, friends or charities which you wish to support,and ensures that your estate is distributed in the most tax-efficient manner.

“All this can be achieved whilst contributing to the Hospice of St Francis, a very worthwhile cause, by participating in their Make a Will month in March.”

Last year, more than 80 people took advantage of Make a Will Month to make their wills and the hospice received nearly £15,000 in donations.

Participating solicitors this year include KK Law in Hemel and Austins, Penny and Thorne, Harrowell & Atkins and Sumner & Tabor in Berkhamsted.

For more information and a full list of participating solicitors, visit www.stfrancis.org.uk/MAW