SOLICITORS are backing a children’s hospice by asking people to make a donation rather than paying for will-writing help.
Several Chichester-based solicitors have signed up to a scheme where they will help write or update a will free of charge, provided a donation is made to Chestnut Tree House.
Will-writing week runs from October 6-10 and the launch was proclaimed in Chichester city centre this week by the town crier Richard Plowman.
He described it as an ‘exceedingly good offer for a great cause’.
A spokeswoman from Chestnut Tree House said: “During our will-writing week, local solicitors have generously agreed to offer a limited number of appointments free of charge to help you write or update your will.
“Instead of paying the solicitor for their professional advice, all we ask is that you make a donation to Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice for Sussex.
“The only way to be certain that those you care about are provided for in the way that you wish is to make a will.”
Chichester-based solicitors who have signed up to the scheme are The Owen Kenny Partnership, in South Street, who can be contacted on 01243 790532; Stone Mulward Rapers, in Westgate, who can be contacted on 01243 812306; and Wannops LLP, in South Pallant, who can be contacted on 01243 778844.