Make a will and help boost hospice funds

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Making a will this month could benefit the Northern Ireland Hospice and children’s hospice in Newtownabbey and Enniskillen.

The hospice has teamed up with 30 solicitors’ firms that are providing an opportunity to have a will written in return for a donation to the facility.

The hospice provides specialist nursing care to local babies, children, young people and adults with life-limiting illnesses in the adult hospice, children’s hospices and at home as well as offering invaluable support to families.

Why make a will? Only three out ten people have made a will. For many of us, it’s something we’d rather not think about, but setting our affairs in order now is important.

Making a will saves a lot of heartache and it allows your loved ones to follow your final wishes.

A standard will can cost around £120. The hospice is not asking for a set minimum donation, but as it costs £9 million in total to keep Northern Ireland Hospice running each year, suggested donations through Make a Will Month are £30 (codicil), £80 (standard will) and £125 (mirror wills).

This is how your donation could help: £30 could fund an hour of specialist nursing care for a patient £84 could provide four complementary therapy sessions for a patient £105 could fund three specialist support sessions for bereaved families. For more information about “Make a Will Month”, contact the legacy officer on 028 9078 1836.