Moneybox help and encourage during Dying Matters Week - East Cheshire Hospice

Moneybox help and encourage during Dying Matters Week

A free monthly legal clinic is one way East Cheshire Hospice helps patients and families prepare for the future.

Advice on making a Will is among topics covered by Moneybox Wills and Trusts, Thorneycroft, Dunkerley and GPW Trusts, the four companies supporting the initiative.

The half-hour advice sessions are available between 11 am and 1 pm every second Friday of the month at the Hospice.

To register for the next clinic on May 13 call 01625 665685, or email

During Dying Matters Week, Joe Etherington, Head of Wills and Trusts at Bollington-based Moneybox, is encouraging  people to consider making a Will.

Joe Etherington outside the Moneybox Wills and Trusts offices in Bollington.

Joe said: “It’s important people get qualified advice as there are so many misunderstandings, myths and out-of-date ideas.

“There’s a shift towards people being more open about making a Will, but not enough of one. That resistance over speaking about Wills is partly because people are unwilling to face their own mortality.

“They think if it’s 40 years away, why bother now? Half still don’t realise the law decides what happens to their possessions when they die and they think their family can deal with it.

“A lot have a second relationship now and don’t realise until making a new Will that in getting re-married they may have accidentally disinherited their children.”

Will Week each October sees solicitors waive fees in lieu of a donation to the Hospice. East Cheshire also encourages families and patients to plan for their future through its bereavement and Sunflower Centre services.

Find out more about Dying Matters Awareness Week.

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