Published: 07/02/2018 07:00 - Updated: 02/02/2018 08:46

Make a will to boost hospice

Written byPhilip Murray

 

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Highland Hospice's Lisa Long (bottom right) with some of the solicitors who made 2017 a bumper year.

THE Highland Hospice is hoping for a bumper windfall after it appealed for generous donors to help its latest fundraising campaign.

Each spring the charity teams up with solicitors across the area to host its Make a Will Month campaign.

This year’s will take place in May, and will once again see solicitors across the region sign up to offer will writing in return for donations to the cause.

Since the scheme first began in 2003 it has helped to raise more than £100,000 for the charity, with £17,564 of that tally coming in last year’s event alone – the greatest total ever raised by the initiative.

And Highland Hospice corporate fundraiser Lisa Long is urging more people to draw up a will this spring in a bid to top that total.

She said: "We are so grateful to each and every solicitor who has participated in this appeal over the years.

"Last year’s total was just incredible and shows that Make a Will Month is going from strength to strength, so special thanks to the 10 solicitors firms who participated in 2017.

"Make a Will Month 2018 will be running in May, and a list of participating solicitors will appear on our website from early spring time.

"Making a will is so important to all of us, and so I would urge anyone who hasn’t got one in place – or whose current will needs updated – to visit one of these solicitors in May.

"All of them will be waiving their fee and inviting you to make a donation to Highland Hospice instead."

The hospice, which has its inpatient unit in Inverness and also runs services across the Highlands, provides support to people across the region, their families and carers living with advancing life-shortening illnesses.

For more information about the hospice and its activities, as well as how to raise money as a volunteer or donor, visit the Highland Hospice’s website at www.highlandhospice.org

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