First it was Will Week – now it is Will Month - East Cheshire Hospice

First it was Will Week – now it is Will Month

First it was Will Week – now it is Will Month, giving East Cheshire Hospice supporters more time to prepare their financial future.

Participating firms are donating their time and expertise to help the charity throughout October.

They will write single and mirror Wills or update an existing Will and donate the entire fee to East Cheshire Hospice.

Beth England, Individual Giving Manager at the Hospice, said: “We’ve decided to change to the whole of October rather than just a week to give supporters more time and flexibility to book their appointments.

“It means participating solicitors can offer more appointments and supporters can choose a booking based around their own availability.”

Last year’s campaign raised £10,287, with more than £1,200 of the total from people adding Gift Aid to their donation.

Complete a form at to register interest and access contact details for participating solicitors in Macclesfield, Poynton and Bollington; email or call 01625 433477.

Moneybox Wills and Trusts, based in Tytherington, raised £3,500 last year.

Joe Etherington from Moneybox Wills and Trusts

Joe Etherington, the firm’s Head of Wills and Trusts, said: “The Will initiative was a great success last year and we’ll be involved again next month when hopefully we can improve on that total.

“People are now more open about discussing making a Will – the subject isn’t as old fashioned and taboo as before.

“It’s important people get qualified advice, especially if your marital status or financial circumstances have changed, or if you’ve moved house.”

Beth said: “All solicitors are providing their time and expertise at no cost in order to raise vital donations for the Hospice, so please consider the value of your solicitor’s time when making your donation.”

Legacy gifts provide care for one in three of Hospice patients.

Beth said: “There’s no obligation to leave a gift to the Hospice in your Will, but if you’d like to do so, your solicitor can help.

“Legacy gifts offer a stable and long-term source of funding for the Hospice. That stability allows us to plan and deliver services effectively, without being solely dependent on fluctuations in other forms of donations or external funding.

“They also enable us to expand and improve our services, helping us to meet the growing demand for Hospice services.”

* For more details on legacies email, or call 01625 433477.

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