Month-long scheme will support charity

Amy Slater and her fiance David who are taking advantage of St Oswald's Hospice Make a Will Month.
Amy Slater and her fiance David who are taking advantage of St Oswald's Hospice Make a Will Month.

Residents looking to the future are being encouraged to think about making a Will while also supporting a charity.

St Oswald’s Hospice is holding a Make a Will Month throughout June where participants can either make or update their will while supporting the charity.

St Oswald’s Make a Will Month is a perfect opportunity for us to make our first will together

Amy Slater

Participating solicitors across the region, including Kidd & Spoor in Whitley Bay, are charging £90 for a single Will or £125 for a pair and the full fee is then donated to St Oswald’s Hospice.

Amy Slater, 29 from Whitley Bay, is taking advantage of the scheme.

She said: “My fiancé David and I are having a baby in July, and it’s really made us think about getting ourselves organised.

“We hadn’t really thought about making a Will, knowing our families would support us in case anything happened.

“St Oswald’s Make a Will Month is a perfect opportunity for us to make our first will together.”

“With maternity leave coming up, we are on a tight budget, but Make a Will Month offers a reduced fee, meaning not only do we save money, we can also make a donation to the Hospice.”

Carole Jacobs, 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.”

For more information about ‘Make a Will Month’ please contact Carole on (0191) 246 9123 or email carolejacobs@stoswaldsuk.org

For a full list of participating solicitors visit www.stoswaldsuk.org