Make a will and help St Nicholas Hospice Care during Wills Weeks

A local hospice’s Wills Weeks campaign, which starts next month, will see solicitors prepare or update wills in return for a suitable donation to the charity.

Solicitors from firms in Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Haverhill, Thetford, Stowmarket and Sudbury have signed up to take part in the event and will be participating for specific weeks throughout June and beyond.

Starting on Monday, June 4, rather than charging a fee for the service, solicitors will ask for a donation to St Nicholas Hospice Care of an amount, which represents a discount from their usual costs.

During the hospice’s 2017 Wills Weeks campaign, 229 wills were completed raising almost £40,000 for the charity, which cares for those with long-term and life-threatening illnesses.

Nick Duncan, the charity’s legacy officer, said: “Everyone needs a will; it doesn’t matter where you are on life’s journey. Many people do not realise how the law can badly disadvantage their loved ones in certain circumstances if they don’t leave a will – nor that certain life events can invalidate a previously valid will.

“Don’t put off making a will. Getting a will drafted protects your family and gives everyone peace of mind, while your donation will ensure that the hospice can continue to offer its vital services.”

Gifts left in people’s wills play an increasingly important role in helping the hospice to raise the funds it needs to continue its work.

“If more people were to leave us even a small gift in their will, it would enable us to carry on caring for our community for generations to come,” Nick added.

Anyone without a will, or with one which needs updating, is encouraged to make an appointment.

You can find out more on the hospice’s website here or please call Nick on 01284 715559 or

Participating solicitors and dates:

Throughout June and beyond

Atkins Thomson, Bury St Edmunds 01284 767766

Petersfields, Haverhill01223 653210

Valentine & Co, Haverhill 01440 713456

Steed & Steed, Sudbury 01787 373387

Week commencing June 4

Burnett Barker, Bury St Edmunds 01284 701131

Willett & Co, Bury St Edmunds 01284 701323

Wayman and Long, Clare 01787 277375

Adams Harrison, Haverhill 01440 702485

Wayman and Long, Sudbury  01787 277375

Metcalfe, Copeman & Pettefar, Thetford 01842 756100

Week commencing  June 11

Churchgates, Bury St Edmunds 01284 718550

Gross & Co, Bury St Edmunds 01284 763333

Prettys, Woolpit 01473 298342

Week commencing June 18

Greene & Greene, Bury St Edmunds 01284 762211

Haywards, Stowmarket 01449 613631

Week commencing 25 June

Julie McDonald Family Law,  Newmarket 01638 661600

Pictured above are some of those who helped make St Nicholas Hospice Care’s 2017 Wills Weeks a success.

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