Where there’s a Will…

IT’s a great BB4B collaboration  – Birchall Blackburn Law solicitors teamed up with St Catherines Hospice, boosting much needed funds by more than £5,500.

Birchall Blackburn joined up with St Catherine’s Hospice for its annual Wills Week, waiving its will-writing fees in return for a donation to the charity.

The week-long initiative saw teams from Birchall Blackburn Law’s Preston, Chorley and Leyland offices write 50 wills, raising  £5,630 for the hospice.

Cathy MacCracken, partner at Birchall Blackburn said: “St Catherine’s Hospice is a cause close to many people’s hearts and a charity we are delighted to support. Again, Wills Week was very well supported. People sorted out their Wills and supported the charity at the same time.

“All the money went directly to St Catherine’s helping the vital work to continue.”

Birchall Blackburn Law also recently launched a legal helpdesk at St Catherine’s Hospice to give visitors the opportunity to speak to expert lawyers on Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Elderly Client Services.

Lynne Whittaker, senior fundraiser and Wills Week organizer at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “The commitment Birchall Blackburn Law has shown to our Wills Week in recent years has been fantastic.

“The week is a great example of how people can use their expert skills and precious time to really make a difference to local people.

Not only are the funds raised so important to St Catherine’s – helping us to continue delivering our specialised care the

initiative means there are many more people in the Central Lancashire area who now have an up to date Will. This will ensure their wishes are carried out, and helps to reduce the stress for loved ones at an already extremely difficult time.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to Birchall Blackburn Law for its significant contribution to Wills Week and on-going help with our monthly drop-in legal clinics held at The Mill in St Catherine’s Park, which provide useful advice on a whole range of issues.”

The helpdesk takes place at The Mill at St Catherine’s Park on the last Wednesday of each month. To book a free 20 minute appointment, call 01772 552298, or alternatively, drop in to The Mill on St Catherine’s Park, Lostock Lane between 2pm – 4pm.

L to R : Michelle Fairhurst, Sarah McIntyre, Rosemary Johns, Rebecca Minto, Lynne Whittaker (St Catherines), Elaine Roberts, Anna-Marie Knipe

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