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Will Writing Month

A solicitor will prepare a new Will or update your existing Will, free of charge in return for a donation to Demelza Hospice Care for Children*

Harriet and Olivia for Will Writing Month 2017
Did you know that if you don't have a Will when you die, your money, property and possessions will be shared out according to the law instead of how you wish. This can mean that those you intended to leave a gift, could end up with nothing.

What better time than now to write your Will. Our Will Writing Month is an opportunity for you to make or update your Will and ensure that those you care about will be provided for in the way that you would like.

How the scheme works
Throughout May 2017, local solicitors across Kent, South East London and East Sussex have kindly agreed to set aside a limited number of appointments ‘free of charge’.   Instead of paying the solicitor for their professional advice, we ask that you make a donation to Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Whilst suggested donation amounts are below, please consider the value of the time given by the solicitor.

The suggested donations are*:
Individual's Will - £100
Couple's Will - £150

By taking part in Demelza’s Will Writing Month, you are supporting babies, children and young people that may not live a long life to live a full life. Demelza is your charity, not part of the NHS and relies on community generosity. The services provided by Demelza are completely free of charge to families. Your donation will go directly to helping our families from diagnosis, during day to day family life, times of crisis and bereavement. Every year Demelza must raise over £10.5 million to be able to provide care to families in need. Around 16% of this income comes from the generosity of gifts in Wills. Whilst there is no obligation to include a gift in your Will to Demelza, we hope that when making your Will, you may consider doing so.

Our participating solicitors are listed below, please contact them directly to book your appointment throughout May 2017.

Docklands Solicitors
Canary Wharf
Contact: Katie Broadfield
2 Beatty House, Admirals
Way, Docklands, Canary
Wharf, E14 9UF
0207 5312990
Fitzgraham Solicitors LLP
East Sussex

Contact: Mr F Fitz-Graham
399 London Road,
St Leonards-on-Sea,
East Sussex TN37 6PH
01424 446666 
Pope & Co
Sittingbourne

Contact: Ann Newing
71 High Street,
Sittingbourne,
Kent ME10 4AW
01795 474004 
Thackray Williams LLP
Bromley

Contact: Elliot Lewis
Kings House,
32-40 Widmore Road,
Bromley, Kent BR1 1RY
020 8290 0440
Whitehead Monckton
Canterbury

Contact: Garry Warman
32-33 Watling Street,
Canterbury,
Kent CT1 2AN
01227 643250
Whitehead Monckton
Maidstone

Contact: Kerin Speedie
72 King Street,
Maidstone,
Kent ME14 1BL
01622 698000

For any questions, please contact Lisa Clark on 01795 845288 or email lisa.clark@demelza.org.uk

*Please note, if your needs are more complex, your solicitor reserves the right to charge a commercial rate to reflect the work involved.