Write a will and support Hove hospice

Bill Pearce with Nikki Jones at Martlets Hospice
Bill Pearce with Nikki Jones at Martlets Hospice

Sixteen will writing experts are to give their time free of charge in exchange for a donation to Martlets Hospice.

The move is part of Will Writing Fortnight, which begins on Monday, May 8.

Martlets’ legacies manager, Gary Moyle said: “It’s not the easiest thing to think about, but this is the perfect opportunity to get that difficult paperwork done whilst also helping an important local cause.

“Getting your will professionally written means that you’ll have peace of mind that your wishes will be followed and that the people or causes you want remembered are going to be properly looked after.

“Having a will in place when you die is also reassuring for your loved ones; they will know that they are doing things exactly the way you wanted, which makes it much easier for them at a difficult time.

“It’s simple to organise, just choose from one of the 16 local solicitors who are kindly giving their time for free and contact them to book a slot.

“We hope that some people will also think about making a gift in their will to Martlets. Our care is only free thanks to the generosity of local people, whose legacies make up more than 25 per cent of our income.

“Will Writing Fortnight gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of local people and their families in their time of need.”

The hospice said the suggested minimum donation is £135 for a single will and £175 for a joint will. All proceeds will go directly to Martlets to help the hospice to care for people living through a terminal illness in the Brighton and Hove area.

For further information contact Gary Moyle at Martlets on 01273 718778 or email gary.moyle@martlets.org.uk