Highland Hospice is urging supporters to participate in its ‘Make a Will Month’ appeal during the month of May.
Since it began in 2003, ‘Make a Will Month’ has raised over £100,000 for the charity, as a result of solicitors signing up to offer will writing during the month of May in return for a donation to the Hospice. Last year’s Make a Will Month raised £17,564 which is the greatest total ever raised by the appeal.
Highland Hospice Corporate Fundraiser Lisa Long said, “Writing a Will is important, both to ensure your wishes are carried out after your death and also to save your family the distress of resolving any legal issues. If you don’t know where to start, or have been putting it off, why not contact one of our participating solicitors in May? You’ll be getting your affairs in order and helping a great cause at the same time.”
Catherine Maclennan, from Inverness, made her will last year through this appeal. She said, “The process was very simple, I made contact with one of the solicitors on the list, met with them, discussed what we needed and then they did paperwork. It was so easy, no hassle. That is why I am recommending it to my son and my niece - it is never too early in your life to make a will.”
Samantha Taylor, Associate from Harper Macleod added, “We’re so proud to be part of Make a Will Month and would encourage anyone who hasn’t made a will to give us a call. We can also offer talks at your workplace if you’d like us to explain how the appointments work, what to expect and the benefits of having a will. It’s a simple process and your donations make a big difference to our local Hospice.”
To make your will in support of Highland Hospice, please visit www.highlandhospice.org/mawm for further information and a list of participating solicitors.