Queenscourt Hospice Will Month Campaign 2019

11th April 2019
Leading North West law firms are joining forces once again to help a local hospice by raising money during their Will Month campaign.
Queenscourt Hospice is a local charity that provides support for the people of West Lancashire, Southport and Formby when they need it the most. By caring for patients with serious illnesses, they enable them to achieve the best possible quality of life at each new stage.
This vital service is carried out both in the Hospice and in the patient’s own home through a comprehensive and integrated programme of support including the In-Patient Unit, Queenscourt Connect and Queenscourt at Home services.
With less than a fifth of the funding needed to run Queenscourt coming from the NHS, it is crucial that campaigns like Make a Will month continue to raise essential funds.  
Birchall Blackburn Law along with 11 other local firms are joining together to offer the preparation and writing of a Will free of charge. Those benefiting from the scheme are encouraged to donate the cost of making the Will to Queenscourt Hospice.
The solicitors taking part include Birchall Blackburn Law, Autumn Years Law, Breens Solicitors, Brighouse Wolff Solicitors, Brighouses Solicitors, Cockshott Peck Lewis Solicitors, Hodge Halsall Solicitors, Maxwell Hodge Solicitors, McClure Solicitors, Napthens Solicitors, Steve Davies Solicitors and Whitfields Solicitors.
Kate Tipton-Thomas, Head of Income Generation and Communications at Queenscourt Hospice said, “We are enormously grateful to the solicitor firms who are dedicating their time and expertise to help raise funds for our charity. We hope that lots of people will take this opportunity to make a will and benefit from the peace of mind that brings. We also hope that anyone who chooses to use the service might consider including a gift to Queenscourt Hospice in their will. There’s no obligation, of course, but any gift made in a will to a UK registered charity is tax free and will make a world of difference when it comes to helping Queenscourt Hospice care for those who need us in the future.”
Leanne Malseed of Birchall Blackburn Law, based at 180 Cambridge Road in Southport, said:
“We are looking forward to taking part once again in Queenscourt’s Will Month campaign this April. The campaign is extremely important not only for raising vital funds for our local hospice who do extraordinary work to care for and support hundreds of people, but also to provide people with the security of having a valid will in place.
“We are delighted to work alongside our fellow colleagues from other local firms to support Queenscourt.”
Queenscourt’s “Will Month” takes place in Spring every year. From the suggested donations of £90 for a basic single Will, £135 for a joint Will, and £40 to amend an existing Will.
For more information contact Queenscourt Hospice, Town Lane, Southport, PR8 6RE, call ‪01704 517 420‬ or go to www.queenscourt.org.uk
Caption: (L-R) Tracey Brook and Sandra Leyland representing Queenscourt Hospice