Mansfield and Chesterfield-based solicitors, Banner Jones, has raised £1870 to support the work of John Eastwood Hospice, following participation in the John Eastwood Hospice Free Wills Month late last year.
The multi-award-winning law firm, which offers tailored no-nonsense legal advice across Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire, offered members of the public the opportunity to have their will written, or updated, free of charge, in return for a donation to the charity.
John Eastwood Hospice, an independent registered charity which provides palliative care to patients across Nottinghamshire, relies on the generosity of the local community and a team of volunteers to provide a range of vital services offered free of charge to those with a life-limiting illness.
Sarah Nadin, Head of the Private Client Department at Banner Jones said: “We’re delighted with the success of the Free Wills Month. Several clients that we worked with also chose to include a legacy in their new will with part of their estate due to be donated to John Eastwood Hospice in the coming years as a result.
“It’s also been a fantastic opportunity to help and guide people through the process of writing a will, many of whom had not had one before. A will is such an important document – both in terms of ensuring that your wishes are carried out and making the process of dealing with your estate easier for your family and friends – and it’s therefore great that our latest charity campaign not only benefited such a wonderful cause, but also helped those who so generously donated.”
Helen Gregory, A Trustee from John Eastwood Hospice adds: “As the demand for our services grows, so does the need for funding which is why the support that local businesses provide through campaigns such as this is absolutely crucial.
“We have a long standing relationship with Banner Jones and are so grateful that they continue to support our work with their impressive fundraising efforts – it makes an incredible difference to the lives of so many, both the people that we care for and those closest to them.”