Residents looking to get their affairs in order are being offered the chance to support a charity.
June sees the return of St Oswald’s Make a Will Month with members of the public able to support the charity and its hospice.
Participating solicitors – including Kidd & Spoor in Whitley Bay – will charge £90 for a single will or £125 for a pair and the full fee is donated to St Oswald’s Hospice.
Anne Wilson, 70, from Whitley Bay, took part in the Make a Will Month scheme last year with her husband, Ernest.
She said: “I have been a supporter of St Oswald’s for many years. I’ve joined in with a few fund-raising events.
“My husband Ernest and I had an old DIY will we made years ago, but it really needed updating. We don’t have any children, but it is just peace of mind for us to have our wishes noted.”
“When I heard that St Oswald’s held a Make a Will Month in June, we jumped at the chance of having a professional Will done by a solicitor.
“We loved the way that they then donated our fee back to the Hospice. It seemed such a useful and practical way to support the charity.
“We used Kidd & Spoor in Whitley Bay for our Will. They were great and the process very straightforward.
Laura Hargreaves, from the St Oswald’s Fundraising Team, said: “Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do for those you love.
“By writing a will you can ensure that, on your death, your affairs will be in order, your loved ones will be taken care of and your wishes will be followed.
“By supporting make a Will Month or pledging to leave a Legacy Gift, you are helping St Oswald’s Hospice continue to be there for local people who need us, both now and into the future.”
For more information about Make a Will Month contact Laura on 0191 246 9123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For a full list of participating solicitors across the region please visit www.stoswaldsuk.org/wills