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Making a Will is the most important thing you can do to protect your loved ones

Not having a Will can lead to confusion, upset and uncertainty at what could be a very emotional time. Making the steps to get your affairs in order now will mean you can enjoy quality time with your family and friends, knowing that you have done everything you can to ensure they will be looked after. Thanks to participating high street solicitors from across the region, you can make your Will at a reduced rate this June, giving you peace of mind and something to tick off your to do list.

The suggested donation is £90 for a single will or £125 for a pair and your solicitor will make sure that every penny you give will come straight to St Oswald’s to make a difference.

Whether you are planning to move house, get married, start a new family or simply want to get organised, why not make June the month you get organised? If you have already have a Will, but need to make any changes, the Make Will month scheme is open to everyone, and allows you to get a great deal on making or updating your Will, while helping out a local charity.

How does Make a Will Month work?

Step 1. Choose your solicitor

Choose from our list of participating high street solicitors

See the participating solicitors

Step 2. Book an appointment directly with your solicitor

O'Neill Richmonds Law Firm | 0191 246 4000 | info@oneill-law.com
Mulcahy Smith Solicitors | 0191 490 1000 | law@mulcahysmith.co.uk
Emmersons Solicitors | 0191 284 6989 (Gosforth)  0191 567 6667 (Sunderland)
Glynis M. Mackie Solicitor | 0191 236 5308 | info@gmmlegal.co.uk
Kidd & Spoor Solicitors | 0191 297 0011 | wb@kiddspoorlaw.co.uk
Samuel Phillips Law | 0191 232 8451 | admin@samuelphillips.co.uk
Hay & Kilner Law Firm | 0191 232 8345
Iain Nicholson & Co. Solicitors | 0191 823 863 | law@iainnicholson.co.uk

Please quote ‘St Oswald’s Hospice Make a Will Month’ when you call. Your appointment must be held during June 2021. Your solicitor will also advise you of how appointments will go ahead depending on what restrictions are in place at the time of booking.

Step 3. Consider your wishes

To maximise the time you have with your solicitor it would be useful for you to consider your wishes and make a note of your assets and beneficiaries. Your solicitor will assist with this when you call to make your appointment.

See our information sheet for further details

Step 4. Instruct your solicitor

This could be face to face or by telephone or video call, depending on the guidelines in place at the time of your appointment.

Your solicitor will discuss your wishes with you and draft your Will. Make a Will Month appointments covers a basic Will, so if you have a large estate or your circumstances are complicated, your solicitor will advise you of any extra costs involved before you proceed. Your donation will then be directed to St Oswald’s to support those in our care. Thank you.

Your lasting legacy

While there is no obligation to include a gift to St Oswald's in your will, this might be something you would like to consider. Legacy gifts are a very special way to continue to support your favourite charity, and at St Oswald’s, they make up over 20% of all charitable gifts each received every year.

Find out more about supporting us in this special way

Questions? Get in touch

If you’d like more information about our Make a Will Month scheme, please contact Laura Hargreaves on 0191 246 9123 or email: laurahargreaves@stoswaldsuk.org