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Make a Will in aid of The Hospice of St Francis

20 August 2019

Ensure that your loved ones are taken care of and support The Hospice of St Francis this September by writing or amending your Will as part of the Hospice’s Make a Will Month.

During Make a Will Month, participating local solicitors will kindly waive their usual fees in return for a donation to The Hospice of St Francis so that they can continue to help over 2,000 local people to live their precious lives well. Last year, over 100 people took part and raised more than £21,000.

This year you can write or update a Will for a suggested donation of £140 for a single will or £200 for a joint/mirror will, at participating solicitors in Berkhamsted, Tring, Amersham, Chesham, Harpenden and St Albans.

Rachel Heath, describes her experience of taking part in last year’s Make a Will Month, “We wanted to amend our wills and this seemed a perfect opportunity to do so, and give a donation to support the Hospice.”

“It was very efficiently done and only took two visits with the solicitor; one meeting to discuss the amendments and the second to sign it.”

Angela Marr, from old Amersham, volunteers regularly at the Hospice and is supporting the fundraising team in the organisation of this year’s campaign. She explains her reasons for taking part.

“I’ve done it for three or four years now. Each year you can be reassured that you can make the little tweaks. It actually makes you want to write one because it is making a difference to people’s lives.

“I am aware of the Hospices’ care as my late husband Ben Marr spent six days at the Hospice before he died seven years ago. I remember him saying it was as though he was in a 5 star hotel.” She continues, “There’s love, care and understanding at the Hospice. You can laugh in there. You can feel relaxed.”

Kathryn Ainsworth, a Partner at Machins – previously Sumner and Tabor, “Making a will is simple and ensures peace of mind for those you care about and we would encourage anyone to use Make a Will Month to make or update their wills in return for a donation. 

“We are passionate supporters of The Hospice of St Francis and the incredible work they do to help patients and their families in the community. We are delighted to be supporting Make a Will Month.”

Anyone interested in taking part in Make a Will Month should contact the solicitors directly and quote ‘The Hospice of St Francis Make a Will Month’ when making an appointment.

For more information and a full list of participating solicitors, visit

Elite Law Solicitors, Amersham: 01494 722326

Austins LLP, Berkhamsted: 01442 872141

Harrowell & Atkins, Berkhamsted: 01442 865671

Machins Solicitors, Berkhamsted: 01442 872311

BPS Solicitors, Chesham: 01494 7822444

IBB Solicitors, Chesham: 03458 777028

Taylor Walton, Harpenden: 01582 765111

Neves Solicitors, Harpenden: 01582 715234*

City Lawyers, St Albans: 01727 228890

Hughes & Co, Tring: 01442 891717

*Neves Solicitors will charge their standard will writing fee and donate the entirety of the fee to us retrospectively.



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