Make a will with Buxton solicitors and support local hospice care

 A Buxton solicitor’s branch is set to write wills for free, in return for fees being donated to support local people affected by life-limiting illness and bereavement.

Throughout October, Cooper Sons Hartley & Williams Solicitors will be delivering a will writing service, with all the money raised coming to Blythe House.

Ali and Scott Beswick decided to make their will with the solicitor’s firm during Blythe House’s Wills Month last year. The Buxton couple have supported the hospice after Ali’s mum, Julie received care at Blythe House following her breast cancer diagnosis in 2018.

Ali said: ‘Mum is doing very well now and has been back at work for just over a year.  Her treatment is now down to once every six months and if it were not for the current restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she would be doing pretty much everything that she was able to do before her diagnosis and treatment began.’

Scott added: ‘Blythe House is a local charity that relies heavily on donations and fundraising to continue providing vital services to patients like my mother-in-law and families like ours. The charity is particularly close to us due to the support that they have provided to Julie. When Wills Month came around, there was no hesitation; we needed to make a will and we wanted to continue our support to Blythe House and give something back ourselves.’

Ali continued: ‘If you’re going to make a will, why not do it when the solicitor is willing to donate the fees to such a worthy cause such as Blythe House Hospicecare? You never know; you or a family member may need to call upon Blythe House at some point; wouldn’t it be a good feeling to know that you have helped support the hospice to support you or someone you love?’

The suggested minimum donation to Blythe House Hospicecare during October for wills are: single will £150; mirror will (for a couple) £250; codicil (update to your existing will) £60.

To book an appointment to make your will, call Cooper Sons Hartley & Williams on 01298 77511 quoting Blythe House Hospicecare. 

Read Ali and Scott’s story.