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Mansfield solicitors support Rainbows Hospice campaign

Posted onPosted on 24th Apr
Mansfield solicitors support Rainbows Hospice campaign

A Mansfield solicitor is supporting Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People by taking part in its Make a Will Month campaign.

The annual Make a Will Month campaign takes place throughout May, during which time people can make an appointment with one of the many firms taking part to have a new simple single Will written for only £45 + VAT (normally £120 + VAT). In recognition of the offer, Rainbows hopes that people may wish to leave a gift to the charity when writing their Will.

Elliot Mather LLP in Mansfield has pledged its support to the scheme, which will offer more than 50% discount on single simple Wills and Will amendments throughout May.

Judi Wigmore, Probate Executive at Elliot Mather LLP, said: “Many of us don’t like to think about making a Will, but it is very important to do so. Even if you already have a Will, it is imperative to make sure it is up to date. A valid Will allows you to provide for your chosen beneficiaries and determine how your estate is dealt with. It also makes it much easier for loved ones left behind at what can be a distressing time.”

Last year, the care of one in five children at Rainbows was funded through gifts in Wills alone. If every Rainbows supporter left £100 in their Will, it would add up to more than £4.8million, enough to run the hospice for a whole year.

Rainbows has been caring for children and young people from Leicestershire for over 20 years. Leaving a gift of £25 could pay for a music therapy session, giving a child or young person the opportunity to express themselves through music, £50 would help fund bereavement support for a family, while £100 would provide a one hour session for a ventilated child in a hydrotherapy pool.

Patricia Brookes, director of fundraising at Rainbows Hospice, said: “We understand that people will most likely be thinking of their family and friends when making a Will, but by leaving a donation to Rainbows too, it can help us to continue providing care for the children and young people who rely on the Hospice.

“Even if you have a Will, which less than half of the UK population currently do, perhaps you would consider adding a codicil leaving a gift to Rainbows. All of the legacies we receive add up, no matter how small, and without your support, we simply wouldn’t be able to open our doors.

“The typical cost for writing a single Will is around £120 plus VAT so people who take part in our Make a Will Month will make a huge saving from the offset.”

For more information on how you can support Rainbows Make a Will Month and to find a discounted solicitor, contact Helen Graham on 01509 638027, email [email protected] or visit