Solicitors show great 'will'-ing to help Rowcroft

Charity fund-raiser on phone

Rebecca Cogger - Credit: Rowcroft Hospice

A total of 23 solicitors across South Devon are taking part in Rowcroft Hospice's annual 'Make a Will Week' to raise much-needed funds.

During the event, between September 13 and 17, participating solicitors waive their entire will-making fee in return for a donation to the hospice. 

A Rowcroft official said: "If you're planning to make or update your during the week,  you might also want to consider leaving a gift to Rowcroft. No matter how big or small, a gift in your Will is a special way of leaving a legacy of generosity, compassion, kindness and love. You will make such a difference."

Rebecca Cogger, In Memory Giving and Legacy Manager at Rowcroft Hospice, said: "One in five patients have their care funded by gifts in Wills.

"Make a Will Week is such a meaningful way to ensure that more patients and their families will be able to access the hospice’s services for generations to come.”

Charity fund raising poster

Make A Will Week - Credit: Rowcroft Hospice

Ian Clarke pledged to leave a gift to Rowcroft in his Will after receiving specialist care as a patient in Rowcroft’s Inpatient Unit. He said: "Knowing you’ve got people right behind you, the fear goes away. I’ve watched the staff working and believe me, it’s not work - it’s love. When you feel that love, it’s like being covered by a giant soothing duvet. 

“Whatever you leave to Rowcroft will be used and faithfully applied, so that somebody else can enjoy the rather special loving blanket that is Rowcroft Hospice.”

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Chris Linton, of Wollens Solicitors, said: “Almost every single one of us is touched in some way by the work that Rowcroft do in our community. It is impossible to put a value on the support they provide to so many families. Wollens are proud to be able to play our part in helping them raise funds to put towards their invaluable work helping families through the most difficult times.”

The Rowcroft official added: "Making or updating a will is a straightforward process and it’s one of the most important things you’ll do in your life. It gives you peace of mind knowing that your wishes will be fulfilled, and that your family and friends will be taken care of for the future."

For further details please see: www.rowcrofthospice.org.uk/MAWW or call 01803 217405.