Good will for The Christie grows with third charity ‘Will Week’
Press Release Posted 06 August 2012
Solicitors from across the North West are gearing
up to support The Christie charity's third annual 'Make a Will
Week' next month.
Legacy officer at The Christie charity John Bremend and events
officer Rachel Steele launch Make A Will Week 2012
During the week September 17th to 21st 2012, solicitors are
giving up their time and expertise to provide a free standard will
writing and updating service in return for a donation to the
charity, which raises funds for The Christie, a specialist cancer
centre. Normally a will can cost anything from £70 to £150.
In 2011 just over £17, 500 was raised in donations from 283
people taking part. Now in its third year, and with more solicitors
on board, it is hoped even more money will be raised from the 2012
initiative to help cancer patients.
Legacy officer at The Christie charity, John Bremend: said: "The
Christie charity's Make a Will Week really has gone from strength
to strength and we hope this year to break the £20,000 barrier.
"Making a will is such an important thing to do and Will Week
enables our supporters to protect their loved ones, save some money
and at the same time donate valuable funds to help our research and
support patient care. Don't put it off until tomorrow, call one of
our solicitors today and make your appointment for September."
The week highlights the importance of making or updating a will
to safeguard and provide for loved ones - especially if your
circumstances have changed in recent years. Your current will may
not consider grandchildren, changes in marital status or property
Legacies left to The Christie charity account for over a third
of its charitable income each year. Funds raised for the charity
help to fund research, education, treatment and extra support
services for cancer patients.
Participating solicitor, Amanda Reed of Dwyers from
Ashton-Under-Lyne, added: "We're thrilled to be part of this
initiative with The Christie charity to offer a free will service
to local people. Making a will provides great peace of mind to know
your loved ones will be protected after your death and it's also
fantastic opportunity to support a truly great cause."
For more information contact legacy officer at The Christie
charity John Bremend on 0161 446 3988 or visit www.christieswillweek.org
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