A Clifford-based children’s hospice is launching a scheme in partnership with Wetherby solicitors next month to make a will.
Martin House Children’s Hospice ‘Make a Will’ initiative will launch in May in partnership with law firm HartLaw and Ware & Kay.
The plan will aim to encourage people and families to make a will for loved ones during the month of May and for a reduced fee at the firms.
Martin House Children’s Hospice helps and supports families across Yorkshire as it looks after children with life-limiting illnesses.
Alyson Wort from Martin House, said: “Legacies make up more than a quarter of our entire voluntary income, meaning the cost of caring for one in four of our children is covered by gifts left in Wills”
“There is no obligation to include Martin House in your will, but if you do choose to leave a gift to the hospice it would really be very much appreciated.”
“Currently, figures show only three in 10 people make will.
“The absence of formal arrangements can cause a lot of distress to family members at a time when they are already very upset.”
To find out more about the ‘Make a Will’ month visit www.martinhouse.org.uk or contact HartLaw or Ware & Kay.
In the Leeds area alone Martin House currently supports more than 91 families.
To these families with children who have shortened life expectancy the hospice provides support and practical help to families.
Martin House Children’s Hospice currently costs over £4.9 million a year to run, of which 12 per cent comes from statutory sources, the rest from voluntary donations and fundraising.