Wiltshire legal firms donate fees in support of RUH Will Month

By Nick Batten on 19 September, 2016

Local solicitors are donating their will writing fees to the Royal United Hospital’s charity, the Forever Friends Appeal in order to encourage members of the general public to update their wills.

Wiltshire-based solicitors, Awdry Bailey & Douglas, BLB, Farnfields and Forrester Sylvester Mackett Solicitors are four of the fourteen legal firms to have teamed up with The Forever Friends Appeal to support its annual ‘RUH Will Month’ initiative which runs throughout September.

They have agreed to donate their time and expertise for drawing up a professional will to members of the public who wish to have peace of mind, by putting their affairs in order.

To help raise as much money as possible during September, the participating solicitors will prepare and draw up a single standard will at a specially reduced fee of £100 or two standard Mirror Wills for £150.00.

The fee will be donated directly to the charity to help the RUH continue to care for all its patients across the Trust. The client will also be able to request that the fee is donated to any specific area of the hospital which may have a personal significance to them.

Jan Witt, In Memory & Legacy Officer for The Forever Friends Appeal, said, “We’re enormously grateful and absolutely thrilled with the number of solicitors who are generously giving their time for free again and providing the public with affordable wills in support of the RUH to help continue the valuable work it does, it is truly appreciated!”

Jan added, “Taking part in the will writing scheme and putting your own affairs in order, will not only help your loved ones in the future, but also the patients, family and their friends cared for by the RUH.”

According to RUH, the scheme was extremely successful last year raising £33,000 towards the care and treatment of its patients across all areas of the hospital.

Appointments with the solicitors can be booked throughout the month. Details of participating solicitors can be found at www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk or for an information leaflet, contact Jan Witt on 01225 825819 or email jan.witt@nhs.net