Harrogate law firm LCF Barber Titleys has raised more than £1,650 this year for Saint Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate by writing free wills for local people in return for a donation to the hospice.
LCF Barber Titleys has offered the initiative for several years as part of Make a Will Month, which is a national campaign encouraging people to create wills and update existing wills. In recognition of the law firm’s efforts, Mark Jones, who heads up the Personal Law team at LCF Barber Titleys and Helen Waterhouse from the firm, were presented with a certificate by the hospice.
Mark explains: “Encouraging people to make a will is one of the best ways of protecting family members and being certain that a persons’ wishes will be met in the event of their death. Make a Will Month is a superb opportunity for local people to do this, whilst also benefitting a local charity.
“We’re very fortunate to have Saint Michael’s Hospice providing support to people throughout Harrogate and its surrounding areas. As a successful local business, we are keen to do as much as we can to support such a worthwhile cause.”
Chief Executive of Saint Michael’s Hospice, Tony Collins, said: “It’s no exaggeration to say that without the ongoing support of our community, we simply could not provide our very special care to local families; we would like to thank LCF Barber Titleys for their continued support for our Make a Will Month initiative.
“The invaluable contribution of all who took part – both solicitors and those who made a will and donation – will enable Saint Michael’s to be there for more people who need, want and deserve high quality care at the end of their lives.”
Saint Michael’s Hospice helps people affected by terminal illness to live as full a life as possible by providing hospice care to people across the Harrogate district living with terminal illness, as well as helping others to offer hospice standard care to local people.