Mary Stevens Hospice is joining forces with a local legal firm to offer a convenient way of making a will. Here at Mary Stevens Hospice we have designated May as Wills Month and have partnered with West Midlands solicitors Benson-Williams to offer reduced price will-writing.
People contacting the law firm via Mary Stevens Hospice will be able to have a standard will written for £60 and Benson-Williams will give half of that fee to the Hospice, helping Mary Stevens to provide care and support to patients, their families and carers.
Benson-Williams director Jim Stanistreet says: “Our aim here is to make writing a will easy and at a discount for the client. We will go out to them, at a time that is convenient for them, whether that be a weekend or an evening.
“And half of the fee they are paying will be a donation to Mary Stevens Hospice so they are raising money for a good cause at the same time.”
Hospice Day Therapies lead Ruth Davies says many families prefer not to think of the future – but that can mean their wishes won’t be met.
“People tend to veer away from making a will because it may be tempting fate, but it can relieve a lot of tension and worry when they do. Knowing that they have made their wishes known and prepared for the future can give a sense of peace.”
Ruth, whose role involves supporting families to access a range of services, feels making a will can be part of preparing for end of life and, by making wishes known; it can be supportive for loved ones left behind.
If you would like to take advantage of Mary Stevens Hospice Wills Month please contact the Fundraising Team on 01384 377778 or email