Solicitors at the Cheltenham office of law firm Lodders have raised over £3,500 for the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity by giving their time for free in the charity’s first-ever Make a Will scheme.
Lodders’ team of private client solicitors wrote 44 Wills as part of the Make a Will fundraiser, in return for a donation to the charity by clients supporting the scheme.
Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity (CGHC) raises money to create the best possible experience for patients and their families by funding extra care and equipment over and above that provided by the NHS.
Lodders’ Jessica Beddows and Natalie Smith presented the £3,550 cheque to Richard Smith, Head of Fundraising, at Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals Charity, who said:
“To have raised £3,550 is incredible, and we are very grateful to Lodders and everyone who took part in Make a Will Month.
“Lodders has been fantastic to work with; we have had very positive feedback from people who took part, and we really appreciate this amazing support.”
Jessica Beddows, a Partner in Lodders’ Private Client team is a specialist in advising private clients on Wills, as well as Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters, the administration of estates, and the creation and administration of trusts. She explained:
“We were delighted to support our local hospitals with the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity’s first-ever Make a Will month fundraising scheme, and thrilled to have raised so much money.”
Private Client solicitor Natalie Smith, a specialist in Wills, Powers of Attorney, probate and tax planning, and agricultural matters,added: “It is important to have a professionally written and up to date Will to ensure that your wishes are carried out and to guarantee that there are no issues for loved ones if you should die without a Will, or one that is not valid and up to date.
“It is also a good opportunity to consider causes that are close to your heart, and we are so pleased to have played a part in making CGHC’s first Make a Will Month such a fundraising success.”
Richard added: “Support like this makes a real impact on our work, helping to create the best possible experience for patients and their families by funding extra care and equipment in our local hospitals.
“Recent donations have funded everything from Rise and Recline Chairs which give extra comfort to cancer patients receiving chemotherapy to jaundice meters which safeguard new babies from serious illness.”
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