People across Greater Manchester will have an extra incentive to get their affairs in order this March, as making their Will could also raise vital funds to help care for those in the region with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.
St Ann’s Hospice’s Will Month enables people to make a Will or update an existing one with help and advice from a solicitor. The solicitors who take part all give their time for free - instead of charging their usual fee they invite people to make a donation to the hospice.
Supporters can do so all year around, but the hospice hopes its Will Month in March will help to highlight the importance of preparing a Will and raise awareness with local people.
Rachel McMillan, chief executive of St Ann’s, said: “Nearly a third of our costs to provide our care to patients and their loved ones are covered by the kind donations we receive from gifts people leave to us in their Will. It’s incredibly humbling to know people have thought of us in such a way, and we are always really proud to ensure their legacy is a lasting one as they help people who need support from the hospice.
“We’re hoping our Will Month will highlight the importance of getting your affairs in order, and also how simple it is for most people to actually make their Will. People taking part don’t need to be leaving a gift to St Ann’s, and we are incredibly grateful to the local solicitors who are supporting us by getting involved.”
St Ann’s is one of the oldest hospices in the UK and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It supports people affected by life-limiting illnesses from its three sites in Heald Green, Little Hulton, and The Neil Cliffe Centre in Wythenshawe Hospital, as well as via a range of community and outreach services.
St Ann’s Hospice’s Will Month will run throughout March.
To take part or for more information, please call the hospice on 0161 498 3631 or visit www.sah.org.uk/willmonth