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Pearson solicitors waive will writing fee for The Christie

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People in Oldham will have the opportunity to make or update their will for free next month as part of The Christie’s Make a Will Week, in return for a donation to the charity.

The Christie, the North West’s specialist cancer centre is encouraging people to make a will, with the support of more than 50 law firms from across the region including Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers.

During The Christie Charity’s Make a Will Week, from the 15th-19th September 2014, our solicitors will help people make or update a will for free when they call in at our 31 Queen Street in Oldham.  Usually it can cost anything up to £150 for a basic will, or more for more complicated wills, all The Christie are asking for is a donation.

According to the Office of National Statistics approximately half a million people die in the UK each year. If every person who passed away left £1,000 in their will to their chosen charity then UK charities would benefit from a £50 million windfall every year.  Last year alone, The Christie received almost £6 million from money left in wills.

Daniel Prince, Partner at Pearsons said: “We’re pleased to raise funds to fight cancer by taking part in The Christie’s Make a Will Week. Many people die without making a will, which could cause unnecessary distress to loved ones at an already difficult time.  It is also a good opportunity to support a worthy cause by helping cancer patients and their families.”

Legacy and research officer at The Christie Charity, Christina Whitham added: “It’s never too early to make a will and as life changes with getting married, having children, buying a house or retiring it often needs updating. Leaving a gift in your will, however big or small, to a cause close to the heart, makes a huge difference to charities.

“Make a Will Week is now in its fifth year and is firmly established in The Christie Charity’s calendar, having raised nearly £50,000 to date. This money makes a huge difference to our patients, helping to fund research, treatment and extra support services. Over 50 solicitors are kindly taking part in this year’s Make a Will Week and we’re extremely grateful for them giving up their time and money for this important cause.”

  • The suggested donation is £90 for a basic single will or £135 for a pair of basic ‘mirror wills’ which are ideal for couples.
  • Solicitors will offer a free, standard will writing and updating service on the understanding that supporters will make a donation and perhaps consider including a gift in their will to The Christie Charity

 

For advice on making a will contact Daniel.prince@pearsonlegal.co.uk or Hannah.pearson@pearsonlegal.co.uk

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

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